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August 1936

ROENTGEN TREATMENT FOR DISEASE OF THE EYE

Author Affiliations

Assistant at the First Ophthalmologic Clinic of the University of Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(2):220-229. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840200058005
Abstract

In this paper I shall give an account of the technic and dosage employed in the department of roentgenology of this clinic. At the same time, I shall enumerate the diseases of the eye which, in the opinion of my associates and me, respond to roentgen therapy. I shall say nothing of the treatment with radium, as the clinic possesses no radium ; the few conditions in the treatment of which the use of radium is indispensable (angiomatous growth and carcinoma of the lid recurrent after plastic operation) are treated at the Radium Hospital. The data in tables 1 and 2 are based on the observations on 800 patients and the results of 2,000 treatments in the department of roentgenology during the past seven years.

EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIC

The present equipment, which was placed in commission in 1926, consists of a machine for roentgen therapy the maximal effect of which is a tension of 130 kilovolts and an intensity of 100 milliamperes; it has an oil transformer, and a rectifier supplies direct current. With

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