Ocular System

Arcus senilis

Arcus senilis (cornea senilis) are is an age-dependent lipid deposition at corneal periphery that appear as rings.

  • M/C form of corneal degeneration
  • Lipid deposits on Bowmen’s layer & anterior stroma
Corneal arcus: Four representative slides of corneal arcus. | Arcus deposits tend to start at 6 and 12 o’clock and fill in until becoming completely circumferential. There is a thin clear section separating the arcus from the limbus known as the lucid interval of Vogt. | Zech and Hoeg; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. (CC by 2.0)

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