Radiotherapy and cataract formation.

  title={Radiotherapy and cataract formation.},
  author={Zandra Karina Ferrufino-Ponce and Bonnie An Henderson},
  journal={Seminars in ophthalmology},
  volume={21 3},
In the past five decades, the treatment options for intraocular tumors have expanded from one surgical option of enucleation to numerous regimens including radiotherapy. Radiotherapy has proven to be as efficacious in controlling the malignant lesion; however, normal ocular structures can also be affected. The lens is radio-sensitive and therefore the development of post radiation cataract commonly impairs vision and the ability to monitor tumor recurrence. Prevalence, severity, onset, and… CONTINUE READING