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What is Terrein's Marginal Corneal Degeneration?
Terrein's Marginal Degeneration is a rare peripheral cornea disorder of unknown origin. Changes in the corneal tissue are slowly progressive and often affect both eyes. Over several years, progressive circumferential thinning of the cornea may occur. Terrein's Marginal Degeneration is more common among men. Spontaneous corneal perforations occur in approximately 15% of the cases.

What causes Terrein's Marginal Corneal Degeneration?Terrein's Marginal Corneal Degeneration

The cause is unknown


Symptoms of Terrein's Marginal Corneal Degeneration:

  • painless
  • blurred vision
  • large degrees of astigmatism occur
  • corneal vascularization
  • opacification
  • lipid deposits

Treatment of Terrein's Marginal Corneal Degneration:

  • artificial preservative-free tears
  • anti-inflammatory medicated eye drops
  • safety eyewear with polycarbonate lenses to protect the eyes
  • soft bandage contact lenses with a RGP piggyback
  • surgical options