Squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva

  title={Squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva},
  author={Stephen Gichuhi and Mandeep S. Sagoo},
  booktitle={Community eye health},
Introduction and epidemiology Squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva is the end-stage of a spectrum of disease referred to as ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). OSSN is a malignant disease of the eyes that can lead to loss of vision and, in severe cases, death. The main risk factors for both are exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation outdoors, HIV/AIDS, human papilloma virus and allergic conjunctivitis. The limbal epithelial cells appear to be the progenitorsof this disease. OSSN is… CONTINUE READING