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Cataract after Brachytherapy of Intraocular Choroidal Melanoma
1Rastegar Z. N., 2Stefani F. H.,
Purpose: Cataract is an important effect of exposure to ionizing radiation. In this study, patients with an intraocular choroidal melanoma whom an episcleral Ru-106 plaque had been implanted were examined in the years 1998/99. In all cases, only one eye was fully or partly exposed to the radiation. The maximum dose at the top of the tumor was 100 Gy. The minimum duration between explantation of the plaque and examination was one year. Aim of the study was to investigate whether there are statistically significant differences in the occurrence of lens opacities in the irradiated eyes relative to the non-irradiated eyes.