Surgical versus Medical Treatment of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: A Comparison of Recurrences and Complications – Corrected Proof

Purpose: Treatment for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) has historically been surgery, but nonsurgical interventions are increasingly used. Treatment with interferon is efficacious, but evidence is needed regarding recurrence and complication rates in comparison with surgery. The objective of this study is to compare the recurrence and complication rates of surgical treatment and interferon treatment for OSSN.Design: A matched, case-control study.Participants: Ninety-eight patients with OSSN, 49 of whom were treated with interferon (IFN) α2b therapy and 49 of whom were treated with surgical intervention.Methods: Patients with OSSN were treated with surgery versus IFNα2b therapy, either in topical or injection form. (Read more...)

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