Xanthelasma are yellow patches on the eyelids that arises secondary to raised levels of LDL or low levels of HDL. Any condition which has propensity to raise blood cholesterol levels may manifest as xanthelasma. Examples are familial hypercholesterolemia and primary biliary cirrhosis.
Xanthelasma may be an indicator of atherosclerosis, which might result in subsequent cardiovascular diseases.
For aesthetic purpose, xanthelasma can be removed via
- Laser removal
The complications of removal of xanthelasma may be
- Discolored skin
Xanthelasma are recurrent in case of familial hypercholesterolemia.
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