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 2013

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Funding Information:
The authors reported no proprietary or commercial interest in any product mentioned or concept discussed in this article. Publication of this article was supported by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, NY.


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


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