Topical medical therapies for ocular surface tumors.

@article{Poothullil2006TopicalMT,
  title={Topical medical therapies for ocular surface tumors.},
  author={Antony M. Poothullil and Kathryn A. Colby},
  journal={Seminars in ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          161-9
        }
}
We review the use of three topical medications for the therapy of ocular surface tumors: mitomycin C, 5-fluorouracil, and interferon alpha-2B. One hundred sixty patients with histologically or cytologically proven epithelial and melanocytic tumors were identified in the literature. Side effects occurred most often with mitomycin C, followed by 5-fluorouracil, and interferon alpha-2B. Patients most frequently experienced transient keratitis, redness, and irritation. Topical agents were used as… CONTINUE READING
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