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A second corneal arcus?
  1. S Vaikkakara1,
  2. R A James1,
  3. S H S Pearce1,
  4. S J Talks2
  1. 1Endocrine Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Simon Pearce
 W22, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK; s.h.s.pearce{at}

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  • S Vaikkakara, S J Talks, R A James, S H S Pearce