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Elderly woman affected by xanthelasma (centre), a disorder of the eyelids, characterised by yellow deposits of fatty substances. This disorder is sometimes associated with hyperlipidaemias, a group of conditions in which there are raised levels of fats in the blood. Xanthelasmas may be removed by a simple surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic.
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