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Corneal Arcus

by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD
Posted: February 20

Deposition of cholesterol in the cornea of the eye before the age of 50, called corneal arcus, indicates a lipid disorder. Arcus senilis, on the other hand, occurs in the elderly and has less clinical significance. The “eye” is a window that lets doctors and sophisticated patients (you) “see” lipid problems before they cause heart disease.

Excerpt from the book: Everything Is Bad For Your Heart: The A to Z Guide, Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD. Magalhaes Scientific Press

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