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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: Cornea

Complete arcus senilis (gerontoxon)

complete arcus senilis ( gerontoxon )

The arcus senilis usually starts inferiorly and then appears superiorly. In some cases the two arcs will meet at 9:00 o'clock and 3:00 o'clock as in the photo. There may be a recessive inheritance aspect. An arcus senilis is not usually related to serum lipids or cholesterol.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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