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Radiation-induced neovascular glaucoma: A devastating disease

 Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India

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Kavitha Srinivasan,
Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry - 605 007
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_900_18

Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a potentially blinding form of secondary glaucoma, with radiation being one of the rare causes. This report is aimed to discuss a case of NVG caused secondary to radiotherapy (RT) given for a nasal malignancy. A 50-year-old male presented with enophthalmos, dry eye, and NVG 3 years after receiving RT for chondrosarcoma of nasal and paranasal cavities. He was given topical antiglaucoma medications, retinal laser, and intravitreal bevacizumab injection and thus prevented the eye from becoming a painful blind eye. The radiation oncologist and ear, nose, and throat specialists have to liaise closely with ophthalmologist when patients receive radiation involving the eye in the treatment field to prevent, diagnose, and treat this devastating condition.

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