Radiology update in neuro-ophthalmology

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov;22(6):451-7. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e32834c46aa.


Purpose of review: Radiologic imaging is indispensible for the diagnosis and management of many neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. Advances in the radioimaging of neuro-ophthalmologic disorders may evolve from the clinical or the radiological side, meaning there is a constant stream of new information for the clinician.

Recent findings: Functional MRI, diffusion tensor MRI, magnetization transfer imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy are examples of nonstandard radiographic techniques, which have expanded the knowledge of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. Studies using conventional MRI have also led to advances in understanding optic neuropathies, the ocular motor system, pseudotumor cerebri, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and migraine.

Summary: This article discusses recent radiologic advances relevant to neuro-ophthalmology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*