Rola radioterapii w leczeniu zwyrodnienia plamki żółtej związanego z wiekiem (AMD) oraz orbitopatii Gravesa (GO)
The Radiotherapy Value in the Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration and Graves’ Orbitopathy
Ewa Ziółkowska, Maria Kubiak, Małgorzata Zarzycka, Tomasz Wiśniewski
Oddział Radioterapii I, Centrum Onkologii im. F. Łukaszczyka w Bydgoszczy Kierownik: dr n. med. Ewa Ziółkowska
Summary: Age-related macular degeneration and Graves? orbitopathy can lead to temporary or permanent damage of the visual organ. We don?t know effective methods of treatment therefore many researches have been done to prove the efficiency of radiotherapy. New irradiation techniques development allows to improve the critical organs protection and decrease the risk of severe radiation injuries. During last years there many investigations have been conducted to asses the efficacy of the radiotherapy in the age- related macular degeneration and Graves orbitopathy treatment. The aim of the study is to present the role of the contemporary radiation therapy used in these nonneoplasmatic diseases.
Keywords: orbital radiotherapy, Graves? orbitopathy, age-related macular degeneration.