arcus senilis

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arcus senilis

(ˈɑːkəs sɪˈnaɪlɪs) or

arcus

n
(Pathology) an opaque circle around the cornea of the eye, often seen in elderly people
[Latin: senile bow]
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Noun1.arcus senilis - 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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Cholesterol deposits within the skin of the eyelids are xanthelasmas , those in connective tissues within and surrounding extensor tendons, especially the Achilles and extensor tendons of the hands, are xanthomas and deposits along the corneal margin are arcus cornealis or corneal arcus.
Xanthelasma are a poor sign of raised cholesterol, and arcus cornealis is similarly nonspecific.
Affected persons are at a markedly increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and can be identified on the basis of a clinical phenotype, which includes increased concentrations of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) from birth, premature arcus cornealis, and tendon xanthomata.