Risk for radiation-induced cataract for staff in interventional cardiology: is there reason for concern?

@article{CirajBjelac2010RiskFR,
  title={Risk for radiation-induced cataract for staff in interventional cardiology: is there reason for concern?},
  author={Olivera Ciraj-Bjelac and Madan Mohan Rehani and Kui Hian Sim and Houng Bang Liew and Eliseo Vano and Norman J. Kleiman},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={826-34}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence of radiation-associated lens opacities among interventional cardiologists and nurses and correlate with occupational radiation exposure. BACKGROUND Interventional cardiology personnel are exposed to relatively high levels of X-rays and based on recent findings of radiation-associated lens opacities in other cohorts, they may be at risk for cataract without use of ocular radiation protection. METHODS Eyes of interventional cardiologists, nurses, and age… CONTINUE READING