Jun
2014

Q&A: What could be the best way to remove this xathelasma in my eye without leaving a mark in my skin?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

What could be the best way to remove this xathelasma in my eye without leaving mark in my skin. What it could be the specialist who can treat or remove this?

- Katia

Answer: 

Emilio M. Justo, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Xanthelasma of the eyelids are not uncommon and the only way of treating them permanently is to perform excision of the lesion(s) under local anesthesia. Typically the incisional "marks" required to remove them fades beautifully and one would be hard-pressed to see these incisions after a few weeks or months. Unfortunately there is no simple "magic" to remove xanthelasma non-surgically.
 
Most general ophthalmologists are skilled in removing xanthelasma but certainly those who are oculo-plastic surgeons (ophthalmologists who specialize in performing plastic surgery procedures around the eyes) are quite used to performing such minor surgeries.

--Emilio M. Justo, M.D.
Sun City West, AZ

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