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We read with interest the study by Beykin et al 1 which appears to show a much higher rate of late retinal detachment following brachytherapy for posterior uveal melanoma than was found during a recent review of our own service.
Between 1998 and 2013, 445 eyes with posterior choroidal melanoma were treated with ruthenium-106 plaque brachytherapy in the Scottish Ocular Oncology Service, and only 1 eye (0.22%) developed a retinal detachment. This …
Contributors SNC: data collection and analysis, drafting of manuscript. HBS: data analysis, drafting and final approval of manuscript. EGK: critical review and final approval of manuscript.
Competing interests None.
Ethics approval Anonymous data were obtained from the mandatory oncology database maintained by the Scottish Ocular Oncology Service.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement Mandatory dataset available for inspection.