Lens of the eye: Radiation dose in balloon dacryocystoplasty

Ilgit E. T. , Meric N., Bor D., Oznur I., Konus O., Isik S.

RADIOLOGY, vol.217, no.1, pp.54-57, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 217 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1148/radiology.217.1.r00oc0454
  • Title of Journal : RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-57


PURPOSE: To evaluate the absorbed radiation dose to the lens of the eye, which is the critical organ in the primary beam during fluoroscopically guided transluminal balloon dilation of the lacrimal drainage system (balloon dacryocystoplasty) for obstructive epiphora and to evaluate the possibility of deterministic radiation effect on the lens.