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Furrow Degeneration

  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic
    • Signs:
      • May occur as an idiopathic condition in elderly as a lucid area separating corneal arcus from the limbus.
      • Epithelium is intact
      • No vascularization
      • Corneal thinning may occur
  • May be associated with systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa or other collagen vascular diseases.
  • Management:
    • No treatment is required in idiopathic degenerations.
    • Treatment of systemic diseases.

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