9 min

Palladium-103 Plaque Radiation Therapy For Iris Melanoma Essential Eye Cancer Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

Vision-sparing plaque radiation can be used to destroy iris and iridociliary melanoma. The big advantage compared to surgical iris melanoma removal is that radiation doesn't require surgery that cuts into the eye to remove the tumor and margins.
Instead, a patch of radiation is sewn onto the cornea and white sclera after which the radiation extends through the eyewall and tumor. Compared to surgery, this form of radiation can treat a larger area, doesn't require removing normal iris and is less likely to cause loss of vision or loss of the eye. Though years later, radiation cataracts are common, no one has developed radiation retinopathy or optic neuropathy. Ask about Dr. Finger's Amniotic Membrane Buffer Technique to make radiation more comfortable.
Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS
The New York Eye Cancer Center
115 East 61st Street
New York City, New York, USA
10065
E-mail: pfinger@eyecancer.com
Telephone: (011) 212 832 8170

Vision-sparing plaque radiation can be used to destroy iris and iridociliary melanoma. The big advantage compared to surgical iris melanoma removal is that radiation doesn't require surgery that cuts into the eye to remove the tumor and margins.
Instead, a patch of radiation is sewn onto the cornea and white sclera after which the radiation extends through the eyewall and tumor. Compared to surgery, this form of radiation can treat a larger area, doesn't require removing normal iris and is less likely to cause loss of vision or loss of the eye. Though years later, radiation cataracts are common, no one has developed radiation retinopathy or optic neuropathy. Ask about Dr. Finger's Amniotic Membrane Buffer Technique to make radiation more comfortable.
Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS
The New York Eye Cancer Center
115 East 61st Street
New York City, New York, USA
10065
E-mail: pfinger@eyecancer.com
Telephone: (011) 212 832 8170

9 min

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