A type of radiation treatment used to destroy cancer cells in the eye or surrounding tissue. Orbital radiotherapy is typically used to treat cancers of the eye, such as retinoblastoma or orbital lymphoma, or to palliate symptoms of advanced cancers that have spread to the eye. The treatment is delivered using a specialized machine that targets the cancer cells with high-energy x-rays while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. Orbital radiotherapy is typically administered as an outpatient procedure, with multiple sessions scheduled over some time.« Back to Glossary Index
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