Xanthelasma are dull yellow plaques most often found at the inner angles of the eyelids. They may indicate increased blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Measuring your lipid levels may be useful, particularly if there is a history of heart disease in your family.

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This article published on
01 July 2005

Next review date 7/1/2013


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