Ophthalmic outcomes for children treated with CNS radiation

Irene T. Tung, Jane C. Edmond

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Central nervous system radiation may expose different parts of ophthalmic system to radiation, leading to transient or permanent injury. This chapter discusses the potential consequence of radiation to ocular, orbital, and periorbital structures, as well as the anterior and posterior optic pathways and cranial nerves. In addition, therapeutic interventions for acute and chronic side effects are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiation Oncology for Pediatric CNS Tumors
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319554303
ISBN (Print)9783319554280
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cataract
  • Optic nerve
  • Retinopathy
  • Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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