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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   I have cholestrol spot on upper layer of my eyes, please let me know permamnent solution
User :   pl advice medicine for external use
Doctor :   I have not understood your query ?
Doctor :   Do you know that it is cholestrol or What exactly you are asking ?
User :   I have cholestrol spot on upper layer of my eyes
Doctor :   Whatis your age ?
User :   34 years
User :   I have test my cholestrol it is now normal
Doctor :   It is seen in eyelids or around the eyes but not on the cornea or in the eye ?
User :   on eyelids only on upper side
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is called Xanthoma, and is basically due to familial hypercholesterimia or High cholesterol levels for some time.
User :   any medicine for the same
Doctor :   Do you see them anywhere else on your body ?
User :   NO
Doctor :   When cholesterol fat becomes so thick in the eye area and the eye blood vessels, it can block blood flow, causing the formation of a blood clot (as it can in other body arteries).
Doctor :   The condition known as retinal vein occlusion can cause blindness. Therefore, fatty deposits around the eyes should be viewed as seriously as fatty deposits in the body's arteries.
Doctor :   Let me advise you for this , please follow the following steps : Doctor :   Hope you are following : User :   yes
Doctor :   1. Keep regular track of your B.P.
User :   doing
Doctor :   See that you maintain 120/80
User :   IT is normal some times become Low
Doctor :   2. Keep your Lipid profile levels under control
User :   OK
Doctor :   3. Take fat free, oil free diet.
User :   OK
Doctor :   4. Avoid salt
Doctor :   5. Avoid junk foods
Doctor :   6. Have more raw veggies, fresh fruits, jiuces
Doctor :   7. Be active , keep doing exercises .
Doctor :   8. Regarding Xanthomas -- Xanthomas are benign and typically do not require treatment, but may be removed for cosmetic reasons
Doctor :   9. Try to show to a Cardiologist and an Opthalmologist whether it is Xanthoma or A xanthelasma
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Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, Take care, Bye for now.
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