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A 30-year-old male asked:

Is b-scan (ultrasound) effective in evaluating vitreous syneresis?doc said it's difficult to see with indirect ophthalmoscope.only traction's visible.

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not very accurate: The resolution of most b-mode ultrasound is 2 mm. It can give a qualitative picture of the vitreous, attached, detached, foreign body etc. Syneresis is a quality that is better appreciated by slit lamp exam and indirect ophthalmoscopy.

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