The Delayed Cost of Treatment

Katherine M. Whipple, Leah Levi, Michael S. Lee

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A 78-year-old woman presented with acute decreased vision in both eyes. She had been treated for a pituitary mass with a total of 4,500 centigray of external beam radiation 8 months prior to presentation. She was diagnosed with radiation optic neuropathy. Treatment with hyperbaric oxygen and intravenous steroids were initiated but vision remained poor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-376
Number of pages7
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • Optic neuropathy
  • Pituitary tumor radiation treatment
  • Radiation optic neuropathy
  • Radiation treatment
  • Visual loss

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