Xanthelasma is a harmless skin condition in which yellowish lesions develop upon the lower and/or upper eyelid. They pose no threat to sight but can be a cosmetic concern for some individuals.
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Causes?
There is a proven association between Xanthelasma and high cholesterol. Other risk factors include a diet high in saturated fat, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption. Despite this causal link, a high number of individuals with Xanthelasma will have normal lipid levels and cholesterol. In this respect, the condition is sometimes considered to be idiopathic.
What is the Diagnosis?
Xanthelasma can be successfully treated at Laser Vision with a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthesia. Any underlying vascular imbalance should also be investigated and treated accordingly.
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