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Association of corneal arcus with ultrasonographically assessed arterial wall thickness and serum lipids.

Abstract
Ophthalmological examination was made for 447 hypercholesterolemic middle-aged Eastern Finnish men participating in the Kuopio Atherosclerosis Prevention Study (KAPS) in order to evaluate the prevalence of corneal arcus, its risk factors, and possible association with atherosclerosis. The degree of atherosclerosis was assessed by ultrasonographic examination of carotid and femoral arteries. Corneal arcus in either eye was observed in 51.4% of the participants. Old age and high LDL cholesterol concentration were associated with the presence of corneal arcus. Corneal arcus had a close relationship with ultrasonographically assessed atherosclerosis.
AuthorsP Rouhiainen, R Salonen, H Rouhiainen, J T Salonen
JournalCornea (Cornea) Vol. 12 Issue 2 Pg. 142-5 (Mar 1993) ISSN: 0277-3740 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID8500321 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial)
Chemical References
  • Cholesterol, LDL
Topics
  • Adult
  • Arcus Senilis (etiology)
  • Arteriosclerosis (complications, ultrasonography)
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (ultrasonography)
  • Cholesterol, LDL (blood)
  • Femoral Artery (ultrasonography)
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia (diagnosis)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors

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