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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Corneal arcus is not visually significant, but young patients (under 40 years of age) may have underlying hyperlipoproteinemia and a higher risk of coronary artery disease.
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