Radiation optic neuropathy.

@article{Kline1985RadiationON,
  title={Radiation optic neuropathy.},
  author={Lanning B. Kline and Jung Yeul Kim and Ricardo Ceballos},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1985},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={1118-26}
}
Following surgery for pituitary adenoma, radiation therapy is an accepted treatment in reducing tumor recurrence. However, a potential therapeutic complication is delayed radionecrosis of perisellar neural structures, including the optic nerves and chiasm. This particular cause of visual loss, radiation optic neuropathy (RON), has not been emphasized in the ophthalmologic literature. Four cases of RON seen in the past five years are reported. Diagnostic criteria include: (1) acute visual loss… CONTINUE READING
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