Corneal degeneration represents pathological changes occurring in the cornea secondary to pre-existing ocular and/or systemic inflammation. Degenerative changes appear as irregular, asymmetric grey/white deposits within the cornea. Lesions may be unilateral or bilateral and are typically associated with neovascularization.
Mineral deposits may be removed where indicated via diamond-burr keratectomy, chemical keratectomy (using dilute tricholocetic acid) or surgical keratectomy. Tectonic corneal grafting may or may not be necessary based on the depth of the resultant defect.