Retinal Changes Induced by Heavy Particles: A New Therapy Modality
Interim rept. Jan-Dec 1973
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The effects of accelerated oxygen nuclei upon the retina of a nonhuman primate have been investigated. This simulated deep space radiation affords the possibility of delivering great quantities of energy at a predetermined depth within the eye, while but minimally irradiating interposing tissues. When compared with the clinical results following the use of cobalt plaques the oxygen ion has demonstrated a significant compression of both time and dose in achieving the same degree of tissue effect. Therefore, the possibility obtains for a greater local irradiation of intraocular neoplasta with a sharp reduction of radiation damage to surrounding non-neoplastic ocular tissues.
- Medicine and Medical Research