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Image Number 347 (Arcus senilis)


Diagnosis: Arcus senilis

Site: Eye

Sex: F

Age: 62

Type: Clinical

Description: Bilateral

Submitted by: Irfan Bari

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Differential Diagnosis


It is an annular whitish or greyish white ring seen around cornea and is usually bilateral. The incidence of arcus senilis approaches 100% with increasing age (i.e., it is more common the older you get). It does not interfere with visual function. Rarely it is a sign of other disease (Hyperlipidemia) when it appears in the very young.

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