PLACIDO V. J. MACARAEG JR., M.D.; LOUIS LASAGNA, M.D.; BRUCE SNYDER, B.S.
A survey of two populations of negroes and whites has revealed a higher frequency of corneal arcus in the negro. While both races show a tendency to develop the lesion with advancing age, some negro men and women will show lesions relatively early in life. The corneal lesion seems not to be a useful predictor of diastolic hypertension, myocardial infarction, or cerebrovascular accidents. It is suggested that in the negro at least, the development of arcus is genetically determined, rather than a reflection of a generalized lipid disturbance or of generalized vascular disease.
It would appear desirable to label this lesion arcus corneae rather than arcus senilis or gerontoxon.
MACARAEG PVJ, LASAGNA L, SNYDER B. Arcus Not So Senilis1. Ann Intern Med. ;68:345–354. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):345-354.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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