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- Very common bilateral gray, white, or yellowish circumferential deposits in the peripheral cornea
- Lucid area usually present between the deposits and the limbus
- May be found either as an age-related condition (arcus senilis) or in association with hyperlipoproteinemia types 2 and 3 in younger people.
- Younger-aged male patients (<40 year old) with corneal arcus have increased relative risk of death from coronary artery or cardiovascular disease.
- The presence of corneal arcus in patients younger than 40 year-old warrants evaluation for systemic lipid abnormalities.