Health condition known as xanthelasma (Ksanthelasma palpebrarum), in a form of a yellowish growths on the eyelids, is associated with heart disease.
It has been proven by research whose results are published in the British Medical Journal in 2011. These yellow formations occur in the upper or lower eyelid near the inner corner of the eye.
The link between heart disease and xanthomas
Both men and women can suffer from this condition, especially after 40 years. These yellow growths occur due to cholesterol deposits and indicate to a higher cholesterol level in almost half of patients who suffer from this condition.