Point of Care Ultrasound: Pediatric Optic Nerve Evaluation

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Course Credit: 2 hours

Case Goals

  1. Describe indications of performing a pediatric ocular point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
  2. Describe the technique for performing pediatric ocular POCUS.
  3. Distinguish anatomical ocular landmarks on POCUS.
  4. Identify signs of an optic disc swelling and optic nerve enlargement on POCUS.
  5. List the limitations of pediatric ocular POCUS.


Read the ALiEM Pediatric Pediatric Ocular POCUS tutorial and then test your knowledge in the quiz below.

Course Authors

  • Dr. Maher Abulfaraj, Dr. Rachel Rempell


  • Series Editor: Dr. Margaret Lin-Martore
  • Content Editor: Dr. Aaron Kornblith, Dr. Ashkon Shaahinfar

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