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Definition of xanthelasma

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  • ‖Xan•the•las•manoun
  • 1. A deposit of cholesterol on the eyelid.

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  • "Studies have shown that higher levels of lipids, or fats, in the blood can cause some people to develop raised yellow patches of skin around the eyelids, known as xanthelasma."

    "Last year an Italian researcher reported that he spotted clear signs of xanthelasma around Mona Lisa's left eye."

    "Over all, men who had xanthelasma had a 12 percent higher risk of heart disease, compared with those who did not, and women who developed the condition had an 8 percent rise in risk."

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