1 doctor weighed in:

Anyone treat arcus senilis, eye problem?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
7M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors