Treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia with topical Aloe vera drops

Mausam R. Damani, Ankoor R. Shah, Carol Karp, Stephen E. Orlin

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a case of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) that resolved with topical Aloe vera eye drop treatment.

Methods: A 64-year-old Hispanic woman with a lesion typical for OSSN in her left eye was followed up with multiple clinical examinations and ocular surface photographs to document changes over time with A. vera-based topical treatment.

Results: The patient refused biopsy of her lesion and traditional treatments and, instead, initiated using A. vera eye drops 3 times daily. At follow-up visits, the lesion was noted to regress until it finally resolved 3 months after commencing treatment. No additional topical medications were used, and she has remained tumor free for 6 years.

Conclusions: Ongoing research is warranted because A. vera may represent a new therapeutic class of medications for OSSN treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Aloe vera
  • Chemotherapy
  • Ocular surface squamous neoplasia

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  • Ophthalmology

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Damani, M. R., Shah, A. R., Karp, C., & Orlin, S. E. (2014). Treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia with topical Aloe vera drops. Cornea, 34(1), 87-89.

Treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia with topical Aloe vera drops. / Damani, Mausam R.; Shah, Ankoor R.; Karp, Carol; Orlin, Stephen E.

In: Cornea, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 87-89.

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Damani, MR, Shah, AR, Karp, C & Orlin, SE 2014, 'Treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia with topical Aloe vera drops', Cornea, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 87-89.
Damani, Mausam R. ; Shah, Ankoor R. ; Karp, Carol ; Orlin, Stephen E. / Treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia with topical Aloe vera drops. In: Cornea. 2014 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 87-89.
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