arcus

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Related to arcus corneae: corneal arcus, arcus juvenilis
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Synonyms for arcus

a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea

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For this analysis, the researchers included 12,745 people, for whom complete information on all relevant variables, including xanthelasmata and arcus corneae, were available at baseline.
Ankle brachial index, a drop in blood pressure in the legs that predicts severe atherosclerosis, was determined in the 2001-2003 examination of the Copenhagen City Heart Study in 2,773 participants, who had also participated in the baseline examination and had complete information on all relevant variables, including xanthelasmata and arcus corneae.
At the beginning of the study 563 of participants had xanthelasmata and 3,159 had arcus corneae.
In contrast, the results show that arcus corneae is not a significant independent risk predictor for heart attack or heart disease.