Ultrasonography of the Eye

Also known as: eye and orbit ultrasound.

What is ultrasonography of the eye?

An ultrasound is a medical imaging test that is performed using high-frequency waves to look inside the body. Ultrasonography of the eye is an ultrasound performed on the eye to look for problems or check the size and structure of the eye.

What happens during the procedure?

Special eye drops are used to numb the eye. Then an ultrasound wand is placed against the eye in order to perform the test and create an ultrasound image of the eye.  


Is any special preparation needed?

This test does not require any special preparation.  

What are the risk factors?

There is a minor risk of scratching the eye during the test or due to rubbing afterward. But this risk is fairly mild.

Reviewed by: Zenia P Aguilera, MD

This page was last updated on: January 20, 2022 04:45 PM