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Ocular & Eye

Due to the unique physical characteristics of proton beams, proton therapy is clinically advantageous compared to standard radiation therapy when treating ocular cancers and other eye conditions such as macular degeneration. Because of the location of the eye in relation to the optic nerve and surrounding brain tissue, proton therapy can limit harmful radiation doses to these critical structures and organs.

 

Description provided by The National Association for Proton Therapy (proton-therapy.org)