Xanthelasma = Xanthoma = Cholesterol Deposit = White Spot = Fatty Deposit = Fatty Lump around the eye.
What Is A Xanthelasma (white spot around the eye)
The appearance is of yellow or white flat plaque or spot over the upper or lower eyelids, most often near the inner canthus. They are made up of cells, that have eaten up blood fats. A Xanthelasma is therefore essentially a fatty cholesterol deposit around the eye. They do occur in other parts of the body, but they would then be called Xanthoma.
Anything else I need to look out for?
Yes, you need to get your blood fats checked by your doctor and do a risk assessment for your heart and blood vessels.
What Can Thames Valley Surgical Services Do For Me?
We do not do surgery on Xanthelasma. Surgery can only be carried out if they are small, because otherwise one has to take too much away from the eyelid and this causes problems in itself i.e. you would not be able to close your eye comfortably. This is why we go the route of so called electrodessication. Electrodessication and laser treatments cause less scarring then cryotherapy (freezing) and are less dangerous than chemical treatments to the eye. Many patients feel that the resulting scar looks significantly better than the yellow plaques.
Cost of Xanthelasma Removal: £190
The cost of removal for Fatty Cholesterol Deposits around the eye (Xanthelasma) starts at £190 for twoand never costs more than £280. Consultation is extra, but there are no lab fees.
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