Cholesterol deposits around the eyes are usually the result of elevated fat levels in the bloodstream. Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, can also cause the condition, notes WebMD. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Cholesterol deposits on the eyes are detected through a visual examination of the skin conducted by a general physician or dermatologist, according to Healthline. The physician may order a blood panel or skin biopsy to c... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Blood cholesterol levels can be lowered by decreasing the amount of fat in the diet, choosing foods that contain unsaturated fats, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and reducing stress,... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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