arcus

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Related to arcus corneae: corneal arcus, arcus juvenilis
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Noun1.arcus - a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
cornea - the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera
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The presence of both xanthelasmata and arcus corneae significantly increased the risk of ischemic heart disease (HR, 1.
Arcus corneae (or arcus senilis) is a gray-white-yellowish opacity that is located near the periphery of the cornea, though separated from the limbic margin by a clear corneal zone.
Previous research has established that both xanthelasmata and arcus corneae are deposits of cholesterol.