1. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF THE MACULA AFTER PLAQUE RADIOTHERAPY OF CHOROIDAL MELANOMA: Comparison of Irradiated Versus Nonirradiated Eyes in 65 Patients

    OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF THE MACULA AFTER PLAQUE RADIOTHERAPY OF CHOROIDAL MELANOMA: Comparison of Irradiated Versus Nonirradiated Eyes in 65 Patients

    Purpose: To study radiation retinopathy after plaque radiotherapy of choroidal melanoma using optical coherence tomography angiography. Methods: Retrospective comparative analysis of 65 consecutive patients with choroidal melanoma, treated with standard dose I-125 plaque radiotherapy and imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography. A comparison of irradiated versus contralateral, nonirradiated (control) eyes was performed. Results: The mean patient age was 55 years. Underlying medical diseases included diabetes mellitus (4/65, 4%) or hypertension (25/65, 38%), but no patient demonstrated disease-related retinopathy. The mean pretreatment melanoma diameter was 11 mm and mean thickness was 5 mm. The mean radiation dose to the ...

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