Ultrasound evaluation of pupil: secrets of the “black hole” unveiled

Daniele Coraci, Cristiano Pecchioli, Luca Padua

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This Letter to the Editor is in response to Stevens and colleagues, who presented a study about pupillometry in patients with traumatic brain injury. They did not find any correlation between pupil diameter and intracranial pressure. We agree with the clinical importance of pupil assessment and we would like to suggest the application of transorbital ultrasound for this evaluation. This approach has been proposed in the past and, with our work, we show the possible quantification of symmetry of pupil diameter variation in response to a stimulus. This approach may represent a proficient and safe method for patients’ supervision.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBrain Injury
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 1 2020


  • brain injury
  • personalized medicine
  • pupil
  • rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology


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