A 50-year-old member asked:
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what does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
?xanthalasma: A picture is very valuable for this. Xanthalasma is a possible diagnosis. They Often occur in people of Asian or Mediterranean decent and are symptomless. They may be familial. They may or may not occur in individuals with high cholesterol. A visit to an Ophthalmologist is helpful for diagnosis. They can be removed if interested.
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Sounds like pterygium
Dec 1, 2014
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Pterygium is also a possibility- Agree the Dr. Fishburn- a picture of what you are trying to describe would be very helpful.
Dec 1, 2014

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