Risk factors for ocular surface squamous neoplasia recurrence following treatment with topical mitomycin C and interferon alpha-2b – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To determine the rate of recurrence and associated risk factors following the use of mitomycin C (MMC) and/or interferon alpha-2b (IFN) for management of non-invasive ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN).Design: Retrospective non-comparative interventional case series.Methods: Clinical practice setting of 135 patients treated consecutively with topical MMC (0.4 mg/mL) and/or IFN (1 million units/mL) for OSSN observed for clinical recurrence.Results: Clinical recurrences were diagnosed in 19 of 135 (14.1%) eyes following topical treatment. The mean time to recurrence was 17.2 months (range 4 - 61) with 14 (73.7%) recurring within a two year period. There was no greater risk (Read more...)

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