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How come there is no corneal cancer even though it is exposed to continuous radiation?

Squamous cell cancer of the cornea and its precursor corneal intraepithelial neoplasia are two eye cancers that can arise from the epithelial cells of the cornea. In addition, there can be spread of cancers to the cornea from other locations in the eye. Radiation to the cornea typically damages actively dividing epithelial cells, which commonly results in dry eye symptoms.

Answered by: Omar R. Chaudhary, MD Dr. Omar R. Chaudhary

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Dec 20, 2013

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