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Eye and Vision Care

Arcus Senilis

11/16/2009

Question:

Is there a treatment for arcus senilis?

Answer:

Arcus senilis does not effect vision and therefore does not require treatment. If a similiar condition occurs in younger patients then it warrants blood work to determine if cholesterol levels are high.

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Response by:

Andrew J Toole, OD, PhD, FAAO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University