from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as xanthoma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) See xanthoma.

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  • noun A deposit of cholesterol on the eyelid.

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  • noun xanthoma of the eyelids; occurs chiefly in the elderly


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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.

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

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  • 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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  • I was told by my doctor that for 40 percent of the people who have xanthelasma removed it would return and that this was more likely if you had high cholesterol, which I have.


  • And in the first formal collection of his findings, Franco has concluded that the woman who Italians call "La Gioconda" suffered from xanthelasma, the accumulation of cholesterol just under the skin. Top Stories

  • ♦ CAD is suspected in client with yellow lipid-filled plaques on the upper eyelids (xanthelasma) or earlobe creases.

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