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IP International Journal of Aesthetic and Health Rejuvenation


Correlation of corneal arcus and serum lipid profile


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Author Details : Kiran Shetty, Sarita Gonsalves*, Shrinivas Gonagi

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 23-25


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Abstract

Arcus senilis is  depositionin the peripheral cornea and is considered a part of the normal ageing process usually seen in the elderly. However, there is a strong association of altered lipid metabolism and presence of arcus. We conducted a study at our hospital to find out if corneal arcus is an indicator of deranged lipid metabolism or only a consequence of normal ageing process. It was found that almost all patients with 360 degree corneal arcus had deranged lipid metabolism. Since eleveated serum lipids are a strong risk factor for cerebro vascular accidents and cardio vascular disease it is important to study the correlation between arcus and altered lipid profile. As slit lamp examination of arcus nis a simple, easy and inexpensive method to screen patients for hypercholesterolemia.

Keywords: Arcus, Corneal arcus, Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia, Familial hypercholesterolemia.

How to cite : Shetty K, Gonsalves S , Gonagi S, Correlation of corneal arcus and serum lipid profile. Int J Aesthet Health Rejuvenation 2019;2(2):23-25

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