European Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 501–510 | Cite as

Loss of vision: imaging the visual pathways

  • H. R. JägerEmail author


This is an overview of diseases presenting with visual impairment, which aims to provide an understanding of the anatomy and pathology of the visual pathways. It discusses the relevant clinical background and neuroimaging findings on CT and standard and advanced MRI of diseases affecting the globe; optic nerve/sheath complex; optic chiasm, tract and radiation; and visual cortex. The overview covers common tumours, trauma, inflammatory and vascular pathology, and conditions such as benign intracranial hypertension and posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome.


MRI Orbital tumours Sellar lesions Visual cortex Visual pathways 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lysholm Department of NeuroradiologyInstitute of NeurologyLondonUK

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