Visual recovery from radiation-induced optic neuropathy. The role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_05B561E47FC8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Visual recovery from radiation-induced optic neuropathy. The role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Journal
Journal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Author(s)
Borruat  F. X., Schatz  N. J., Glaser  J. S., Feun  L. G., Matos  L.
ISSN
0272-846X (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/1993
Volume
13
Number
2
Pages
98-101
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Jun
Abstract
Optic neuropathy resulting in permanent visual loss is an infrequent delayed complication of radiation therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) has been used to treat such a complication, but its efficacy is controversial. We report a patient who presented with radiation-induced optic neuropathy 17 months after irradiation for a left maxillary antrum melanoma. HBO fully reversed visual loss in the more recently involved eye, and slightly improved vision in the earlier affected eye.
Keywords
Female Humans *Hyperbaric Oxygenation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Maxillary Sinus Neoplasms/radiotherapy Melanoma/radiotherapy Middle Aged Optic Nerve Diseases/etiology/*therapy Radiation Injuries/etiology/*therapy Radiotherapy/adverse effects Visual Acuity Visual Fields
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Web of science
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28/01/2008 12:38
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20/08/2019 12:27
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