Ocular Color Flow Imaging
Evaluation of the blood vessels within the eye may be helpful in determining the diagnosis for patients with vision disorders. Doppler color flow imaging may be used safely and painlessly to identify the presence of narrowing or aneurysmal dilation of the ocular arteries or thrombosis of the veins of the eye and has been found to be useful as a screening test for other abnormalities of the ocular circulation.
You will be asked to lie on an examining table with your eyes closed. Sterile acoustic gel will be placed over your eyelids and a small, hand-held ultrasound probe will be placed gently against your eyelid. Ultrasound images of the vessels within the eye will be obtained and velocity signals from the moving blood will be recorded from each vessel. This information may be used by your ophthalmologist to determine the proper medical treatment for you.