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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Retinopathy , catara
The retina is sensitive to radiation and it can cause serious damage if radiation over a certain dosage is given.
Cataracts are common also.

In brief: Retinopathy , catara
The retina is sensitive to radiation and it can cause serious damage if radiation over a certain dosage is given.
Cataracts are common also.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Radiation in eye
All radiation affects any tissue the beam traverses.
You may have redness, minor pain and tissue edema for cancer of the lids and orbit. If done for retinal or subretinal cancer, the vision may disappear at the point of beam impact but hopefully the tumor will shrink. Your radiation therapist must be closely involved in these decisions.

In brief: Radiation in eye
All radiation affects any tissue the beam traverses.
You may have redness, minor pain and tissue edema for cancer of the lids and orbit. If done for retinal or subretinal cancer, the vision may disappear at the point of beam impact but hopefully the tumor will shrink. Your radiation therapist must be closely involved in these decisions.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. John Jarstad
I agree. In addition to direct treatment complications of eye tumors such as those mentioned above by Dr Bensinger we have seen a number of patients undergoing chemotherapy for metastatic cancers who lose their eyelases temporarily and or develop dry eye conditions. Both of these issues can be treated by an ophthalmologist with good relief using lubricant or mild steroid eyedrops
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