Visual recovery from radiation-induced optic neuropathy: The role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

F. X. Borruat, N. J. Schatz, J. S. Glaser, L. G. Feun, L. Matos

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Optic neuropathy resulting in permanent visual loss is an infrequent delayed complication of radiation therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) has been used to treat such a complication, but its efficacy is controversial. We report a patient who presented with radiation-induced optic neuropathy 17 months after irradiation for a left maxillary antrum melanoma. HBO fully reversed visual loss in the more recently involved eye, and slightly improved vision in the earlier affected eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993



  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Radiation necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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