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Question: yellowish fatty lumps on eyelid and below eyes


 CountNoAccount - Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:16 pm

I have yellowish fatty lumps on the top of eyelids and below eyes>What could this be and is it something to worry excessively about. Is there anyway I can make this go away without visiting a dermatologist?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:10 am

User avatar Hello,What you have are known by known as xanthomas, which relate to deposition of lipids which are fats in parts of skin.The ones around the eyes carry the name Xanthelasma Palpebrerum and are quite common as we grow older.Here there may not be a direct correlation to cholesterol in serum.
These are removed by cryo,or by application of trchloracetic acid both done by a dermatologist.These are not serious but may remain as a cosmetic problem.
Best wishes.

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