98 patients suffering from basal cell carcinomas near the eye and treated with X-rays between 1962-1972 were followed up. The cure rate was 96%. The functional result was good in 86%. Nine patients suffered from epiphora. In four patients an ectropion had developed. The cosmetric result was excellent to satifactory in 98%. The advantages of X-ray therapy are not only the high cure rate but also the ease of ambulatory treatment.