- 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.