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Arcus Senilis Treatment
I have arcus senilis what can I do to undo the damage or can I disguise it by wearing coloured contact lenses? My confidence so low because of it help
Normal!: Arcus sinilius is a normal part of life and simply the accumulation of cholesterol material in the outer edge of your cornea. There is no harm from it and does not affect your vision. You may wan to make sure your cholesterol levels are normal. You are likely far too hypersensitive, as most people can not see the arcus without a slit lamp. Colored contacts are an option if you realllly want. ...Read more
Lipid on cornea: There is a transition zone at the edge of the normal cornea where lipid can diffuse in and deposit in the tissue creating a very light to sometimes heavy arc of translucency. This is benign, and will not affect the vision. The correlation with blood lipids is very weak so it is not a good clinical clue. It is definitely age related. ...Read more
Arcus senilis: Arcus can also be juvenile arcus or Schnyder central crystalline dystrophy (a genetic cholesterol dysfunction). it may be confused wiht limbus sign whic his calcium deposit and may be a sign of elevated calcium in blood or hyperparathryoidism. May also be an iron line from tear pooling or Lasik /eye procedures. F/u/ w/ ophthalmology or optometry. ...Read more
No: Arcus senilis is a gray, white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It's very common in older adults. It doesnot cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. People with inherited, extremely elevated cholesterol levels may have a similar white arc around their cornea. Treatment for this is aimed at lowering their cholesterol. See your dr if you are worried about this. ...Read more
Arcus senilis: Is a deposit of cholesterol that occurs in the outer part of the cornea. It appears as a gray arc or ring along the edge of the colored part. Arcus does not cause any problems and does not need to be treated. It is associated with high cholesterol in the blood; so make sure you have your primary care physician measure this. ...Read more
Piles = Hemorrhoids:
There are three steps to self treating hemorrhoids (blood clots in the rectal veins).
1. Soak: keep the area clean so that infection doesn't set in.
2. Soften your stool: keep from bearing down hard when having a bm so that the clot doesn't grow
3. And finally, steroids to shrink up the inflammation. ...Read more
Aluminum chloride: Antipersperants with aluminum chloride are good--need liquids or gels with higher concentration. The canadian hyperhidrosis advisory committee treatment guidelines recommends an aluminium chloride hexahydrate salicylic acid gel as initial treatment for underarm, hand or feet. Botox can be used under the arms. Oxybutinin (ditropan) is a pill. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0072. ...Read more