OSSN- Cancer of the surface of the eye!

Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN) is a spectrum of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the conjunctival epithelium (transparent coat covering the surface of the eye). The good news is that, this type of cancer can be completely cured by surgery and/or chemotherapy eye drops if  diagnosed before it becomes an invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Here is a case of a large OSSN which was picked up just in nick of time before it became an invasive tumour and he went on to have a complete cure.

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OSSN- Cancer of the surface of the eye! Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN) is a spectrum of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the conjunctival epithelium (transparent coat covering the surface of the eye). The good news is that, this type of cancer can be completely cured by surgery and/or chemotherapy eye drops if diagnosed before it becomes an invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Here is a case of a large OSSN which was picked up just in nick of time before it became an invasive tumour and he went on to have a complete cure. Picture legends below. Swipe left to see other photos. (viewer discretion advised) Pic 1 : Photo at presentation (above) and 3 months after surgery showing complete cure. The keratin deposits on the pigmented lesion is pathognomic of OSSN. Pic 2: Steps of OSSN surgery- Excision Biopsy + Alcohol Corneal Epithelectomy + Double Freeze-Thaw Cryotherapy + Ocular Surface reconstruction with Amniotic Membrane Grafting Pic 3: Histopathology of OSSN. The microscopic picture shows Carcinoma in Situ which has still not breached the basement Membrane. Pic 4: A Comprehensive Review article on Management of OSSN. For details of this surgery and for appointments 📠 Phone: +91 80 2502 3257 📩 E-mail:dr.raghuraj.hegde@gmail.com 🖥️ Website: www.drraghurajhegde.com ©All patient photos are being used with the express consent of the patient. These cannot be shared or reproduced elsewhere.

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Our team has published a comprehensive review article on the management of OSSN. To download full text, click the link below.
Das S et al: OSSN-A review; Current Indian Eye Research 2019; 6(1):4-16.
http://www.ophthalmicresearch.in/CIER11%20June%202019.pdf

or

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:8260039f-bbb6-42dd-b9de-c4e2d665dedb

Published by Dr. Raghuraj Hegde

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