Acta Scientific Ophthalmology

Research ArticleVolume 1 Issue 1

Approach to Mooren Ulcer

Gamze Maden1*, Bora Deniz Argon1, Serap Yurttaşer Ocak1, Mehmet Egemen Karataş2 and Mustafa Nuri Elçioğlu1

1Department of Ophthalmology, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Gamze Maden, Department of Ophthalmology, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Received: July 28, 2018; Published: July 30, 2018

Citation: Gamze Maden., et al. “Approach to Mooren Ulcer”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 1.1 (2018).


  Mooren ulcer is a painful and chronic peripheral corneal ulcer. It is thought that the pathogenesis of this disorder includes an autoreactivity to a cornea-specific antigen and cell-mediated and humoral immune mechanisms may play a role in the inception and continuation of the destruction of the cornea. Despite the fact that an effective treatment methods of Mooren ulcer is not fully available, various treatment options have been tried and used. We wanted to present the efficiency of the topical cyclosporin use, one of these treatment options in a case who was diagnosed with Mooren ulcer, through this case presentation.

Keywords: Mooren Ulcer; Cyclosporin; Cornea

Copyright: © 2018 Gamze Maden., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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