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

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All patients should be screened by age 20 Strongly suspect FH (and obtain lipid measurements) in patients with: * Tendon xanthomas at any age (most common in Achilles tendon and finger extensor tendons, but also can occur in patellar and triceps tendons) * Tuberous xanthomas or xanthelasma in patients younger than age 20 to 25 * Arcus corneae in patients younger than age 45 Strongly consider a diagnosis of FH and obtain further family information in patients with the following LDL levels: * [greater than or equal to] 250 mg/dL in those age [greater than or equal to] 30 * [greater than or equal to] 220 mg/dL in those age 20 to 29 * [greater than or equal to] 190 mg/dL in those age <20 FH, familial hypercholesterolemia; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.
Arcus corneae (or arcus senilis) is a gray-white-yellowish opacity that is located near the periphery of the cornea, though separated from the limbic margin by a clear corneal zone.
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.
At the beginning of the study 563 of participants had xanthelasmata and 3,159 had arcus corneae.
Arcus corneae (or arcus senilis) is a grey-white-yellowish opacity near the periphery of the cornea, though separated from the limbic margin by a clear corneal zone.