Clinical Management of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: A Review of the Current Evidence

Ophthalmol Ther. 2018 Dec;7(2):247-262. doi: 10.1007/s40123-018-0140-z. Epub 2018 Jul 20.


Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) is the most common non-pigmented malignancy of the ocular surface and is represented in a wide range of histologic diagnoses, ranging from mild epithelial dysplasia to invasive squamous carcinoma. Although surgical excision is still the gold standard for OSSN treatment, interest in conservative medical approaches is steadily growing. We have reviewed all of the literature on OSSN published in English in the MEDLINE database up to May 2018, using the keywords "ocular surface squamous neoplasia," "squamous conjunctival carcinoma," and "conjunctival carcinoma in situ," with the aim to provide a comprehensive review of the most recent evidence on this distinct clinical entity.

Keywords: Conjunctival carcinoma; Ocular surface squamous neoplasia; Squamous conjunctival carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Review