Clinical Practice Today: Middle-Aged Man Develops OSSN After Years of Sun Exposure

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
By Duke Health I Catherine Lewis


A 62-year-old white man with a long history of sun exposure was referred to the Duke Eye Center after his ophthalmologist detected a spot on his left eye during routine observation. At Duke, ophthalmologist Gargi Vora, MD, examined the patient and determined that the spot was suspicious for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN; Figure 1).

Question: What noninvasive approaches did Vora employ to confirm the diagnosis and treat the OSSN?

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