Treatment Of Xanthelasma In The Left Eye?

Hello doctor My wife has xanthelasma in the left eye … what I want to ask is is there a treatment for the disease without surgery? Like giving an ointment or something? Thank you..

1 Answer:

Hello Nova, Thank you for your question.


Xanthelasma are small yellow nodules which are located around the eyes, usually at the corner of the eye, which are more common in women. This condition is generally harmless but can be a sign of more serious illness such as heart disease and stroke.


Xathelasma is associated with high levels of cholesterol (LDL) in the body which is then pushed to the skin and accumulates to form yellow lumps. In addition, it is easier for someone to have xathelasma if their HDL cholesterol levels are low, have diabetes, are obese, have high blood pressure, have smoking habits, or have damage to the liver or bile ducts. Because xanthelasma can be associated with a number of medical conditions mentioned above, it is recommended that you consult with a specialist in internal medicine for further examination. The doctor needs to ask about this complaint and your medical history, examine you, and conduct further blood tests, ECGs, and others to ascertain whether the complaint is based on a certain medical condition. If it is caused by a certain medical condition, then the treatment that will be given by the doctor aims to overcome the medical condition. In addition, to overcome xanthelasma further treatment is needed by a dermatologist, such as laser, cauterization, cryotherapy, or a small surgical procedure. Unfortunately, there is no ointment or cream that can eliminate xanthelasma. Therefore, please consult with your doctor for further treatment.


Please take care of your health by consuming balanced nutritious foods, limit consumption of foods high in salt and sugar, limit consumption of fatty foods, consume enough water, exercise regularly, lose weight in the right way if you have excess body weight, rest enough for 6-8 hours per day, manage stress well, and avoid smoking or consuming alcoholic beverages.


Hopefully this information helps you.

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