Imaging review of ocular and optic nerve trauma

  • Sudheer Balakrishnan
  • Sara Harsini
  • Sravanthi Reddy
  • Salar TofighiEmail author
  • Ali Gholamrezanezhad
Review Article


Traumatic ocular injuries account for a substantial number of emergency department visits annually and represent a significant source of patient disability. A thorough understanding of ocular/optic nerve anatomy and traumatic pathology is fundamental in the accurate and efficient interpretation of emergency neuroradiology. This article will review relevant anatomy, imaging protocols, clinical symptomatology, and key imaging findings associated with the broad spectrum of traumatic ocular and optic nerve pathology.


Orbit Ocular Emergency Eye CTscan Trauma 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.British Columbia Cancer Research CenterVancouverCanada

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