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J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1982 Mar-Apr;19(2):97-9.

Terrien's marginal corneal degeneration.


Terrien's disease is an uncommon (Terrien himself saw only three cases in thirty years of practice) corneal condition characterized by vascularization, opacification, lipid deposition, and thinning. With progression, large degrees of astigmatism occur and perforation is a threat. One-third of cases exhibit an inflammatory component. While typically described as a disease of middle to late age, these four cases indicate the full spectrum of clinical disease may be seen by an ophthalmologist who cares for children.

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