Understanding Radiation Therapies

Upload: November 26, 2015Radiation plays a key role in the treatment of ocular tumors.

In many cases, radiation therapy offers a vision-sparing alternative to removing the eye. Dr. Finger has done extensive research in the use of eye and vision-saving radiation treatments and developed several pioneering techniques. Retina Today published Dr. Finger’s overview article on this research: “Radiation Therapy for the Retina Specialist: Innovations and pearls for the management of ocular tumors”.

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The most commonly used forms of radiation therapy are external beam radiotherapy and ophthalmic plaque brachytherapy.

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