Long-term impairment of the lacrimal glands after radioiodine therapy: a cross-sectional study

@article{Zettinig2002LongtermIO,
  title={Long-term impairment of the lacrimal glands after radioiodine therapy: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Georg Zettinig and Georg Hanselmayer and Barbara J. Fueger and Andrea Hofmann and Christian Pirich and Johannes Nepp and Robert Dudczak},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={1428-1432}
}
Impairment of the lacrimal glands after external radiation has been well documented, but there are only a few reports on the effects of radioiodine therapy on the lacrimal glands. Long-term effects of high-dose radioiodine therapy on tear secretion have not previously been studied. We investigated 175 eyes of 88 patients with a history of radioiodine therapy for thyroid carcinoma (68 females, 20 males; mean age 55±16 years, range 17–81 years) and compared them with a sex- and age-matched… CONTINUE READING