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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol Oncol > Volume 27(3); 2009 > Article
The Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 2009;27(3): 169-172. doi: https://doi.org/10.3857/jkstro.2009.27.3.169
A Case Report of Intraocular Metastasis Treated with Radiotherapy
Ok Bae Kim, Sang Jun Byun, Kwang Soo Kim, Ho Jun Lee, Jin Hee Kim
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea. obkim500@dsmc.or.kr
2Department of Ophthalmology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Radiation Oncology, Daegu Catholic University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Intraocular metastasis is the most common malignancy of the eye. The frequency of intraocular metastasis in all the patients dying of cancer is about 12% and ocular metastases will be detected more frequently in the future because the patients with malignant tumor are now living longer. Intraocular metastasis can cause a serious clinical problem such as blindness. The early recognition and treatment of intraocular metastasis are very important clinical oncologic issues to maintain vision and to maximize the quality of life. However, significance of intraocular metastasis is still under-evaluated for practicing oncologists. External beam radiotherapy is a safe, effective palliative treatment in terms of preserving both the vision and the eye globe.
Key Words: Intraocular metastasis, Radiotherapy
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