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Comment on: ‘Pars plana vitrectomy to repair retinal detachment following brachytherapy for uveal melanoma’
  1. Seen Nee Chia,
  2. Henry B Smith,
  3. Ewan G Kemp
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Seen Nee Chia, Department of Ophthalmology, Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Glasgow G12 0YN, UK, csn_chia{at}yahoo.co.uk

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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 …

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  • 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.

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