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Yellow Shadow Under Eyelids
Could be cholesterol: Xanthelasma is a condition in which cholesterol deposits in the eyelids. This may be associated with high levels of cholesterol in the blood. However, many patients with these yellow deposits have normal cholesterol. You should see an eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get your cholesterol level checked. ...Read more
What to do if I have very small little white or yellow in color bumps on my upper eyelids. What is that?
Milia: Milia, pin-head sized white bumps around the eyes are tiny cysts of clogged oil glands. They can occur for no reason or from ising greasy cream or lotion. Doctors can get ris of them relatively painlessly with a needle to extract the hard white material inside. ...Read more
Inspissated glands: You're likely describing backed up oil gland secretions at the eyelid margins (meibomian glands). Sometimes a significant block occurs to form a sty. Warm compresses and gentle eyelid massage generally helps. Other bumps below the eyelid margin may be papillomas, milia, sebaceous cysts, xanthelasma, hydrocystomas, chalazion. ...Read more
See MD: She could see an ophthalmologist or dermatologist ...Read more
Can you tell me what this is from she just pulled down the bottom part of eyelid and small yellow dots were their?
Normal: This is a normal finding in many eyes. Rarely, are they a cause of a problem. ...Read more
Each morning I have yellow crusts on my right eyelid. It's been like this for two years now, it disappears for a few months and comes back. What is it?
Allergies?: This could be due to allergies however I would expect it to be on both eyes. May also be a tear duct issue. See an ophthamologist! ...Read more
No big deal.: The yellow balls probably represent trapped glandular secretion and are benign. If they swell and become palpable or symptomatic they can be removed in an office setting. ...Read more
Found a small yellow dot on the inside of the back of my top eyelid. Have any idea what it could be?
Cyst: It may be a little inclusion cyst and is no consequence ...Read more
Had hepatitis a 1985.No laasting problems. Periodically now undernrath eyelids is yellow &face. What is it.
Cannot diagnose: Would need far more information and to examine you. Go and see your pcp. Good luck. ...Read more
The upper part of my eyelids, just below my eyebrow, is yellow. Why? Its not bothersome, more curiosity. Thanks!
Xanthalasma: It's possible that the yellowish raised lesions you have are xanthalasmata. Benign and partially a heredity basis, they can be removed and sometimes may be an indication of high levels of blood lipids. They are more common in asians and individuals of mediterranean descent. ...Read more
Hi I have like yellow things growing on my eyelids can you tell me what they are. They where very small but now getin bigger. Not sore like?
Xanthelasmata?: Accumulations of cholesterol under the skin appear yellow and are called xanthelasmata. These are benign but unsightly. They can be removed surgically by an oculoplastics surgeon, but a laboratory work-up for hyperlipidemia is indicated. Other possibilities include viral lesions, molluscum contagiosum, hordeola/chalazia, and so forth. See an ophthalmologist for a diagnosis and possible referral. ...Read more
I noticed a small indentation on my lower eyelid a few months ago and now when I pull the lid down there is a yellow patch should I be worried?
It can be a cyst like sty which is less likely in your case as it is painful and there is a swelling of eye lid. It can be a chalzian cyst.
If it is bothering you better to see an eye specialist to be sure. ...Read more
The top of my eyelids have been noticeably yellow the last few days kind of like a late bruise but I just noticed it! Is it something to worry about?
If that is the only part of your skin that is yellowed, I would wonder if you had a bruise on your scalp/forehead area in the last 2 weeks that has allowed some late discoloration to reach your eyelids.
Are you using eye shadow that is a new product for you that may leave a discoloration after removal?
If the whites of your eyes of other areas become yellow, see a doctor about liver problems. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Yellow crusting of the eyelids can be caused by allergies or infection. Using warm washcloths to rinse the eyelids can soothe the eyes and remove the crust but you need to see a doctor if you have symptoms for more than a day or two. ...Read more
The best way: To diagnose this is by uploading a high-definition photo of his eyes to the Healthatp doctor on call. Also how long has this been observed: months or years? ...Read more
Very light yellow color on the edges of my sclera (can only c them when I pull down my lower eyelid) - got darker in a week. Smoker since august 2013.
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My eyes look bright white. When I pull up my upper eyelids and look down it seems to gradually get very slightly pale yellow, but just on top. Normal?
See an MD eyedoc: I have never read an observation like this. I can only guess that you have some fat prolapse through the insertion of tenons Capsule into the superior episcleral tissues. I don't think it is serious, but this guess does not have the benefit of a physical exam. Please see an ophthalmologist to rule out liver disease. Best wishes! ...Read more
Temporary?: What you are describing is usually temporary and related to the last stages of bruising. Otherwise, best to run this concern by your plastic surgeon, since I have not experienced this concern long-term. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a yellow bump inside bottom eyelid. It has a 3mm diameter. Is there a home remedy or will I need surgery? If so will it hurt after surgery?
I just noticed that my eyelids are yellow and the inner corner of my eye and below my lower lash line, and I've been more tired then usual?
Check up: If you are tired and your eyes are becoming yellowish, this could be an early sign of liver disease. You should have a checkup with your general physician. ...Read more
My 5 year old daughter has a redish/yellow color on the skin und her eyes and eyelids. It looks like she took my makeup and put it on. What could be?
Be seen: It cannot be determined, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Most of my eyes are white, but when I pull my eyelid down its slightly yellow, it seems to always have had this tinge, im wondering, is it always a sign of liver damage?
No: If the entire white of your eye is yellow it may indicate jaundice which can be symptomatic of liver disease. The eye socket has numerous projections of orbital fat which protects the eye from hitting the bone when you move your head rapidly. This fat is yellowl. ...Read more
Hi I am 45 year old female who has yellow patches above and below my eyelids my doctor has sent me for blood test on 8th december 2015. I also have a blood sugar reading of 6.3 during the day and 8.3 at night.
I've found a little yellow/white spot at the top of my eyelid to the corner close to my nose, how do I get rid of it?
Cyst?: It could be a cyst. Are there any other symptoms or signs? If it is a cyst, the are benigh and sometimes go away on their own. But they can be easily removed in the office too. ...Read more
Is it normal for you to see yellow when you pull down your eyelids or is this a sign of jaundice because the rest of eyes are white, except this area?
Not jaundice.: If the white of the eyes is not yellow it's not jaundice. ...Read more
Pale yellow coloring on whites of eyes, under eyelid. Was in ER 2 weeks ago, routine blood wk was fine. Something to b worried about? Shud go to er?
If it is a small yellow spot, possibly raised, sometimes mobile (moveable), it's probably a pingueculum. This is degenerative tissue deposited in response to exposure to uv radiation (in most cases, sunlight). It is just like a "sunspot" on your skin, except its on the white of your eye.
If it is generalized yellowing of the white of your eye, see your primary medical doctor. ...Read more
I have a yellow mark on my eyelid...I've googled and it says xanthelasma, and it indicates heart disease :- (and heart attack looming. I'm 33?
Perhaps: Wouldn't it be simple if you could just go to the internet and become a physician. That what the insurance companies would like you to do! If, what you have concerns you, might I suggest a consultation with a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or family physician to see exactly what that yellow mark is? ...Read more