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Radiotherapy in benign orbital disease. I: Complicated ocular angiomas.
  1. P. N. Plowman and
  2. A. N. Harnett
  1. Department of Radiotherapy, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.


    Radiotherapy has been successful in the management of complicated ocular and orbital angiomas, but late morbidity (particularly radiation induced cataract) has been a problem. With modern radiotherapy techniques it is possible to minimise the morbidity to other tissues. By means of a recently developed method of lens-sparing ocular radiotherapy (initially adopted for retinoblastoma therapy) two cases of diffuse ocular haemangioma complicated by retinal detachment have been treated, with evidence of regression.

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