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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause Cholesterol Deposits Around The Eyes

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What can cause cholesterol deposits around the eyes?

What can cause cholesterol deposits around the eyes?

Eyelid xanthoma: There is usually a familial tendency and the only cure is surgical removal if it presents a cosmetic problem. Diet and cholesterol medicines are ineffective. ...Read more

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How to remove cholesterol deposits on eye lids?

How to remove cholesterol deposits on eye lids?

Xanthremover: These are called xanthelasma. I usually refer to ophtho or plastic surgery. There are methods i've heard that are available called xanthremover and that is on youtube. I am not an expert. Try to watch it, talk to your doctor and get an opinion. Those are the eyes you have to worry about, so get the safest one for yourself. ...Read more

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Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.

Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.

Yes: Some OTC Fish oil tablets do have high Fat content which are not enough Omega 3/6. If you have prescription strength Fish oil like Lovaza, other fat content is minimal This does help bring down Triglycerides and LDL. Helps prevent the Plaqque build up in arteries. It should be associated with CV exercise and healthy dietary habit, ...Read more

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How do I get rid of unsightly cholesterol ring in the eyes?

Surgery: Cholesterol rings of the eyelids are removed with a surgical procedure tightening the eyelid skin, it removes wrinkles as well. ...Read more

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I'm 47 years old,earlier my eyes are turning tumor,what is the reason?I did tests and cholesterol is high is this the problem or it's another problem?

I'm 47 years old,earlier my eyes are turning tumor,what is the reason?I did tests and cholesterol is high is this the problem or it's another problem?

Eye tumor?: Hi. Eye tumors need IMMEDIATE attention. Vision may be lost! Very few types of high cholesterol can cause deposits in the skin AROUND (not IN) the eyes called xanthelasma. If you have a tumor IN the eye, an ophthalmologist must have diagnosed it. PLEASE follow up with that, or another, ophthalmologist. This could need immediate attention. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

See a doctor: Yellow appearance of the eyes is not normal and may indicate jaundice- a sign of excess accumulation of bile pigment. This could signal serious disease and should prompt a visit to a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does having high cholesterol makes eye floater become more disturbing?

Does having high cholesterol makes eye floater become more disturbing?

No: Floaters occur when the vitreous gel that fills the eye pulls away from the back part of the eye. The "gel's" protein strands become visible causing the floaters. A condition called asteroid hyalosis has calcium deposits in the vitreous that can contribute to floaters. In the majority of patients asteroid hyalosis is not even noticeable. ...Read more

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I recently had a eye exam and lipids were found in my cornea but my total cholesterol is 178.. Should i worry?

I recently had a eye exam and lipids were found in my cornea but my total cholesterol is 178.. Should i worry?

Nor really: As long is your cholesterol is normal then there is no worry. If it was high then you need to treat your cholesterol level. The deposit called arcus which is harmless. ...Read more

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What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

High cholesterol: Cholesterol skin deposits, called xanthelasma, are associated with very high cholesterol levels in the blood. They can resolve with treatment of the cholesterol abnormality. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the yellow deposits in the eyes of my 3 year old?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the yellow deposits in the eyes of my 3 year old?

See eye doctor: To have the yellow deposits evaluated and get the correct answer. Vision is too important for guessing. ...Read more

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What causes cholesterol deposits in the wall of the artery to rupture.Had 2 stents placed in LAD.100% blocked. 52yr.old well controlled type2 diabetic?

What causes cholesterol deposits in the wall of the artery to rupture.Had 2 stents placed in LAD.100% blocked. 52yr.old well controlled type2 diabetic?

Many factors: The exact cause in a given individual is never known but factors known to increase the risk are: smoking, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes (you have no control over this and better control doesn't help), and NOT taking a statin (statins stabilize plaques). High LDL and low HDL may contribute but the data is less clear. ...Read more

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The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?

The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?

No confusion: Milia are unrelated to hypercholsterolemia, but xanthelasma, which is another form of bumps on the midface, is weakly related. Much of the "medical advice" that you read online is rubbish. "Calcium deposits" in turn is a silly misnomer for atherosclerotic plaques, still our number-one disease. I'm glad you're discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?

Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70,  LDL 164,  CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?

Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more