Mooren ulcer


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Moo·ren ul·cer

(mō'rĕn),
chronic inflammation of the peripheral cornea that slowly progresses centrally with corneal thinning and sometimes perforation.

Moo·ren ul·cer

(mō'rĕn ŭl'sĕr)
Chronic inflammation of the peripheral cornea that slowly progresses centrally with corneal thinning and sometimes perforation.

Mooren ulcer

(mor'en, moor')
[Albert Mooren, Ger. ophthalmologist, 1828–1899]
A rare, inflammatory lesion of the peripheral cornea that causes significant eye pain and blindness if untreated. This condition is found in some patients with hepatitis C, other infectious diseases, or prior eye trauma or eye surgery. It may be an example of autoimmune molecular mimicry. Treatments include the use of immunosuppressant drugs, keratoplasty, or both. See: molecular mimicry

Mooren,

Albert, German ophthalmologist, 1828-1899.
Mooren ulcer - chronic inflammation of the peripheral cornea that slowly progresses centrally with corneal thinning and sometimes perforation.