Corneal arch

Corneal arch – a white or grayish-white layer of lipid deposits on the periphery of the cornea.

It is often observed in the elderly and old people and has no clinical significance.


The cornea loses its normal luster. The pupils become narrower, which makes it difficult to study the fundus in the elderly. The pupils may even take on an irregular shape, but the reaction to light and convergence with accommodation persist. With the exception of the likely restriction of upward gaze, the movement of the eyeballs is traditionally not disturbed.

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