Terrien's marginal degeneration

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

Terrien's marginal degeneration


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. "Terrien marginal degeneration". American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  3. Mihlstin, Melanie Lynn; Hwang, Frank S. "Terrien's Marginal Degeneration". EyeWiki. American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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