Radiation Optic Neuropathy After Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy

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Title Radiation Optic Neuropathy After Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy
Creator Ian Ferguson, Jiayi Huang, Leah Levi, Gregory Van Stavern
Affiliation Washington University School of Medicine (IF, JH, GVS), St. Louis, Missouri; and Scripps Clinic (LL), La Jolla, California
Abstract Radiation optic neuropathy (RON) is a rare complication of external beam radiation therapy (RT) in which exposure of the anterior visual pathway (AVP) to radiation results in acute, painless vision loss in one or both eyes, months to years after treatment (1). The diagnosis of RON is supported by constant enhancement on MRI in an involved area of previous radiation treatment without evidence of tumor involvement. No treatment has proven effective in reversing this vision loss; therefore management is individualized.
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Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Date 2019-09
Type Text
Source Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, September 2019, Volume 39, Issue 3
Language eng
Rights Management © North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publication Type Journal Article
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Date Created 2020-09-25
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1595908
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jx44fs
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