Cancer Cancer go away! Don’t come another day!

Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN) – Cancer on 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).

This condition can be diagnosed clinically and if promptly treated can achieve complete cure-as in this case. The after surgery photo of the eye seems as if she was never had any disease in the eye. If not operated on time, the cancer will invade into the eye can cause vision loss and can become fatal.

⏲Surgery time: 30-45 mins
💉Anaesthesia: Done under Local
🗓️Downtime: 3-4 weeks
📈Duration of effect: Long term
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The keratin deposits on the lesion with feeder vessels leading up the lesion is pathognomic of OSSN.

See below the same lesion staining with Lissamine green dye thus confirming the clinical diagnosis of OSSN.

Cancer can indeed go away!


A no touch technique is used to excise the lesion with 4mm margins, alcohol keratectomy to excise involved corneal epithelium-followed by double freeze-thaw cryotherapy of conjunctival edges. The ocular surface reconstruction is done using Conjunctivo-Limbal Auto-Graft (CLAG) and Amniotic Membrane Grafting (AMG) gives best outcomes without complications.

Published by Dr. Raghuraj Hegde

Free thinker| Poet| Writer| Traveller| Doctor| Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

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