The problem

Yellow, plaque-like deposits develop on the eyelid skin.  They may be seen on the upper and lower lids, often near the inner corner.  They tend to feel soft and can change size.


These are benign growths but 50% of the time they may be associated with elevated blood lipid levels and in these cases xanthelasmas can indicate an increased risk cardiovascular disease.

What you see in the mirror

A yellow or yellow-white growth on the eyelid skin.

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Eyelid skin fat deposits (xanthalesma)