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.