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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It sounds from your description like it could be something called arcus senilis.
Examination of the eyes revealed left sided ectropion and bilateral arcus senilis (figure 2).
Other variables included were significant medical history, pierced ears, nasal allergy, snoring, glasses and arcus senilis.