RADIOLOGIC EXAMINATION OF THE EYE AND ORBIT: A REVIEW

Keywords

Radiology, Eye, Orbit

Abstract

Background: The value of radiologic examination of the eye and orbit in evaluating ocular, orbital or peri-orbital trauma, foreign bodies and tumors cannot be over-emphasized. This review aims to analyze the different radiologic techniques available.
Methods: Information for this review article was sourced from journal articles, internet explorer, Google, Google Scholar, Yahoo, msn, Firefox, AJOL, Medline and Pubmed search engines. The search words include ocular injuries, foreign bodies, orbital fractures, trauma, radiologic modalities, and about 50 publications reviewed.
Results: Several techniques have been recognized as components of radiologic examination of the eye and orbit; these have been grouped into plain radiography, conventional tomography, ocular sonography, computerized axial tomography, magnetic resonance imaging.
Conclusion: Improvements and change in the management of ocular pathologies will depend on the availability of various imaging modalities which were discussed in the review