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.
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MACARAEG PVJ, LASAGNA L, SNYDER B. Arcus Not So Senilis(Arcus Not So Senilis*). Ann Intern Med. 1968;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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