Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma Follow-up

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Jacqueline Freudenthal, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients with Kaposi sarcoma should have routine ophthalmic examinations; the frequency depends on the severity of eye involvement.

Most eye lesions can be observed. Severe eye discomfort, disfigurement, and dysfunction indicate a need for local treatment.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

Most eye lesions are simply observed.

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Complications

See Mortality/Morbidity.

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Prognosis

Ophthalmic Kaposi sarcoma has an indolent course. Most lesions are observed.

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Patient Education

Instruct patients about the risk of HIV because Kaposi sarcoma may be the initial manifestation of AIDS.

Educate patients about the importance of routine ophthalmologic examinations.

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