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PHOTO ESSAY
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 206-208

“Interferon magic” in ocular surface squamous neoplasia


Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Sinumol Sukumaran Thulaseedharan
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_81_18

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An elderly patient with limbal growth in the left eye was diagnosed by impression cytology as ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) and subsequently treated with topical interferon α 2b (IFN-α 2b). Complete gross and histopathological resolution was seen by 3 months. Impression cytology and topical IFN-α 2b drops are simple, powerful, and affordable tools to manage OSSN. Flu-like syndrome in the first few days was the only adverse effect noted.


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