Ocular System

Mooren’s Ulcer

Painful peripheral corneal ulceration of unknown etiology.

  • Rarely perforates

Clinical features

Mooren’s ulcer: Crescent-shaped ulceration with an overhanging central edge and a vascularized base are seen in the temporal periphery of the cornea. Ⓒ 2014 American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Excision of 4-7 mm strip of adjacent conjunctiva

Eliminates conjunctival sources of callagenase & proteoglycans


Reduce inflammation

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