Lipid Profile in Individuals under 50 Years of Age with Corneal Arcus

Authors

  • Habib Ojaghi
  • Ali Lasemi Imani
  • Firouz Amani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16879

Keywords:

Corneal arcus, Lipid profile, Patients, Serum

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum lipid levels in patients under 50 years of age
with corneal arcus. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on patients under
50 years of age referred to the ophthalmology clinic of Imam Reza Hospital in Ardabil who underwent
corneal arcus examination. Patients were enrolled in the study by census method.Information needed for
patients including age, sex, blood pressure, body mass index, history of smoking and alcohol consumption,
history of serum lipid lowering drugs using, Xanthelasma, history of cardiovascular disease and history of
cerebrovascular events through history and examinationwere collectedby checklist.The collected data were
entered into SPSS version 22 software and then analyzed. Results: A total of 59 cases were included in the
study. 36 (61%) of cases were male and 74.6% were overweight or obese. 50.8% of subjects had triglycerides
equal to or above 150 mg/dl. Additionally, 15.3% of cases with normal hyperlipidemia were using serum
lipid-lowering drugs. There was no significant relationship between age and blood lipid levels (p> 0.05). The
prevalence of corneal arcus was higher at older ages and in people with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI), but
this association was not statistically significant. The intensity of corneal arcus was not significantly related to
age, sex, serum lipid level and BMI (P> 0.05).Conclusion: The prevalence of corneal arcus increased with
age. The prevalence of overweight, obesity and abnormal lipid profiles (specially triglyceride cholesterol
levels) were remarkably but non-significantly high in our patients under 50 years of age with corneal arcus.

Author Biographies

Habib Ojaghi

Associated Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Imam Reza
Hospital, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

Ali Lasemi Imani

General Practitioner, School of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

Firouz Amani

Associated professor ,School of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Habib Ojaghi, Ali Lasemi Imani, & Firouz Amani. (2021). Lipid Profile in Individuals under 50 Years of Age with Corneal Arcus. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1244-1251. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16879