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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Examination of the eyes revealed left sided ectropion and bilateral arcus senilis (figure 2).
The eyes of the donor were examined with a bright torch, corneo-scleral segment is examined grossly for clarity, epithelial defects, foreign objects, arcus senilis, striations due to folding in Descemet's membrane, abnormal corneal shape, abnormal anterior segment anatomy (Aphakia, Pseudophakia, refractive surgery) contamination and scleral color.
Arcus Senilis is a grey band of apacity near the sclero-corneal margin, commonly found in the elderly and associated with hypercholesterolemia.