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What are the milky white substances around the eye?
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What are the milky white substances around the eye?

My mom recently went to a doctor to have her eyes checked out, because of a milky white substance that appeared in her eye just outside the cornea. The doctor said it was cholesterol in her eyes. She doesn't have high cholesterol or any other health problems. Is this diagnosis correct? And if it is, what are the treatments for it?
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Its called corneal arcus. It is cholesterol. It often is associated with high blood levels of cholesterol but can also be an aging change in the eye. There is no treatment for it and it doesnot ever affect vision.

JCH MD
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