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SUAREZ BARAZA, J; GARCIA GONZALEZ, J; CALZADO HINOJOSA, J  and  MIRALLES DE IMPERIAL, J. Profilerative radiation retinopathy. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.4, pp.215-218. ISSN 0365-6691.

Case report: A thirty year-old-woman that had received radiotherapy three years before for a frontal glyoma consulted because of diminished visual acuity in her left eye. Examination showed a proliferative radiation retinopathy in the left eye and non-proliferative radiation retinopathy in the right eye that was confirmed by fluorescein angiography. The patient was treated with panretinal photocoagulation, and her visual acuity remained stable. Discussion: Patients receiving cranial or neck radiotherapy should be followed for long periods of time because radiation retinopathy may appear many years after the treatment. Follow-up may permit early diagnosis of ischemic radiation retinopathy that can benefit from laser photocoagulation.

Keywords : Radiation therapy; proliferative retinopathy.

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