Furrow Degeneration

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.