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Ocular Signs of Hyperlipidemia

Series Editor and Author: Frank L. Urbano, MD

1. Which of the following statements is true regarding arcus senilis?
  1. Alcohol consumption decreases the likelihood that the disease will occur
  2. It has not been reported to occur in children
  3. It is caused by extracellular lipid deposition in the peripheral cornea, with deposits consisting exclusively of esterified cholesterol
  4. It is more common among white patients
  5. Its prevalence increases with age
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2. Which of the following statements describes the relationship between arcus senilis and coronary heart disease (CHD)­related death?

  1. Men older than 50 years who have arcus senilis and elevated lipid levels are at increased risk for CHD-related death
  2. Men younger than 50 years who have arcus senilis and elevated lipid levels are at increased risk for CHD-related death
  3. Women older than 50 years who have arcus senilis and elevated lipid levels are at increased risk for CHD-related death
  4. Women younger than 50 years who have arcus senilis and normal lipid levels are at increased risk for CHD-related death
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  3. Which of the following statements is true regarding xanthelasma?
  1. All patients with xanthelasma have elevated lipid levels
  2. Low-cholesterol diets can cause a regression of xanthelasma
  3. The prevalence of xanthelasma increases with age
  4. Xanthelasma is caused by an increase in the number of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol receptors on eyelid dermal cells, which promotes lipid deposition
  5. Xanthelasma is more common in men than it is in women
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4. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between xanthelasma and hyperlipidemia?

  1. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels are elevated in patients with xanthelasma
  2. Patients with xanthelasma are more likely to have hyperlipidemia than are patients without xanthelasma
  3. Plasma lipid peroxidation is decreased in patients with xanthelasma and normal lipid levels
  4. Serum apolipoprotein B levels are decreased in patients with xanthelasma
  5. Very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels are decreased in patients with xanthelasma
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