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.
- Aloe vera
- Ocular surface squamous neoplasia
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