LOUIS E. GRENZER, M.D.
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To the Editor: In the February 1968 ANNALS it was reported, as those of us who examine patients have long suspected, that "arcus senilis" is not so uncommon in the young. It is suggested that the lesion should thus be labeled "arcus corneae." However, the term "arcus" is also a misnomer. An arc is a portion of a circle. Since this lesion generally forms a complete ring around the scleral margin of the cornea, it would appear desirable to label it "annulus corneae" and thus correct both halves of the misnomer.
LOUIS E. GRENZER. NOT SO "ARCUS NOT SO SENILIS". Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:964. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-964
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):964.
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