Arcus senilis corneae H18.4

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Arc of the aged; Arcus lipoides; Gerontoxone

Definition
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Narrow, grey-white clouding ring of the cornea of the eye caused by lipoid deposition. Very common finding in old people.

Manifestation
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Occurs after the age of 60; if it occurs earlier it is usually an expression of hypertriglyceridemia.

Clinical features
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Annular or semi-annular, grey-white opacity of the corneal periphery, separated from the limbus by a narrow intermediate piece. S.a. Xanthelasma.

Differential diagnosis
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Therapy
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Not necessary, if necessary dietary or medicinal treatment of elevated blood lipid levels.

Outgoing links (2)

Kayser-fleischer-ring; Xanthelasma;

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020