Corneal arcus and cardiovascular disease in Evans County, Georgia.

Kleins Lab // Publications // Apr 01 1975

PubMed ID: 1138662

Author(s): Klein B, Klein R, Haseman J, Maready J, Hames C. Corneal arcus and cardiovascular disease in Evans County, Georgia. Arch Intern Med. 1975 Apr;135(4):509-11. PMID 1138662

Journal: Archives Of Internal Medicine, Volume 135, Issue 4, Apr 1975

The population of Evans County, Georgia was surveyed, during a cardiovascular disease study, for the prevalence of corneal arcus. Rates varied with race and sex and increased in prelalence with age in all groups. Arcus was positively correlated with serum cholesterol level. In white males, a significantly higher prevalence rate of coronary heart disease was found in those who had corneal arcues, but arcus was not correlated with subsequent coronary heart disease incidence in any race-sex group.