Vano E, Kleiman NJ, Duran A, et al. Radiation-Associated Lens Opacities In Catheterization Personnel: Results Of A Survey And Direct Assessments. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Feb;24(2):197-204.

To estimate ocular radiation doses and prevalence of lens opacities in a group of interventional catheterization professionals and offer practical recommendations based on these findings to avoid future lens damage. Posterior subcapsular lens changes characteristic of ionizing radiation exposure were found in 50% of interventional cardiologists and 41% of nurses and technicians compared with findings of similar lens changes in<10% of controls. Estimated cumulative eye doses ranged from 0.1–18.9 Sv. Most lens injuries result after several years of work without eye protection.

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