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High Cholesterol – Symptoms and Causes

Circumferential Arcus

Circumferential arcus or arcus senilis is a visible white or gray discolored arc in the eye. This sign can be noticed below and above the outer part of your cornea, which is the clear and domelike part covering the front area. It is easy to see the symptom over your eye’s white area when the discoloration becomes more apparent. People with circumferential arcus are often severe cases of high triglycerides and high cholesterol. But this is only true for young people. In the elderly, this condition is not associated with high cholesterol. [2]