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Terrien's marginal degeneration

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Terrien's marginal degeneration

Terrien's marginal degeneration
Classification and external resources
ICD-9-CM 371.48
DiseasesDB 33142

Terrien marginal degeneration is a noninflammatory, unilateral or asymmetrically bilateral, slowly progressive thinning of the peripheral corneal stroma.[1][2]

The cause of Terrien marginal degeneration is unknown, its prevalence is roughly equal between males and females, and it usually occurs in the second or third decade of life.[2]


Spectacles or RGP contact lenses can be used to manage the astigmatism. when the condition worsens, surgical correction may be required.[3]


  1. ^ Risma, Justin. "Terrien Marginal Degeneration". EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology. University of Iowa. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrien marginal degeneration". American Academy of Ophthalmology. 
  3. ^ Mihlstin, Melanie Lynn; Hwang, Frank S. "Terrien's Marginal Degeneration".  

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