Common "Xanthelasma" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


It is a harmless yellow bump near or on the eyelid skin. On touching, it is semi-solid or chalky. This condition can occur due to high cholesterol levels. Cholesterol build-up in various forms on the skin. People between the age of 20 to 70 are more commonly prone to this condition. Chemical peel or surgical removal is done to get rid of the build-up of xanthelasma.

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I have spots on my eyes that are spreading and getting darker. What are these?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had spots on my eyes for four years. First, they were less, but now they are spreading and getting darker.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). As per the history and image provided, it is xanthelasma. Xanthelasma on eyelids is raised patchy lesions with yellow discoloration, which are harmless and usua...  Read Full »

What are the various treatment options for facial warts?

Query: Hello doctor, I have facial warts and they are really prominent. I have two tone skin and sometimes my skin will be dry and sometimes it will be oily.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no attached photograph in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

Why do I have lumps under the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old. I am having some plump type of small things under both the eyes. It started like pimples and gradually increased in two years. But, there is no pain. I wear spectacles and job profile is sales and marketing. I have to travel in hot and sunny weather. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is called xanthelasma, a deposition of cholesterol and fat around the eyes. It is a painless condition and takes time to develop. It is a gradual fat deposition and xanthelasma will increase in size. It is a very common problem and is mostly found in people who ...  Read Full »

What causes eye irritation and watering?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to bed, my eyes start watering, mainly the left one. When I get out of my bed and look in the mirror, my eyes are red, and my eyelids are swollen. When I wake up in the morning, I have the same problem of tearing eyes, redness, and eyelid swelling. I sleep on the left side, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Xanthelasma is nothing to do with your problems. It is due to high cholesterol levels. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks.Do you have irritation during watering or blurring of vision after conjunctivitis? This is more common in viral ...  Read Full »

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