What is limbal stem cell deficiency?

The limbus forms the border between the cornea and sclera and helps maintain a healthy cornea. Limbal stem cell deficiency occurs when the limbus can no longer help regenerate cells in the cornea and the border between the cornea and sclera breaks down. This can be a painful and blinding condition.

How do members experience limbal stem cell deficiency?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with limbal stem cell deficiency*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for limbal stem cell deficiency*

Who has limbal stem cell deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 3
70+ 1

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 5