How is ocular Kaposi sarcoma in HIV infection treated?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Radiation therapy is effective for eyelid and conjunctival Kaposi sarcoma. Adverse effects of radiation therapy include loss of lashes, skin irritation, and conjunctivitis. Local cryotherapy of eyelid and conjunctival lesions may be performed. [24]

Intralesional chemotherapy with vinblastine, alpha interferon, and liposomal daunorubicin may be administered. Surgical excision of the tumor may be performed in some patients with severe symptoms. [25]


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