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 »

Dr. Burt Dubow, a senior partner at Insight Eye Care, explains that a fatty deposit in the eye is called pinguecula, which appears on the white part of the eye due to dryness and exposure to dust, wind or sunlight. Altho... More »

Damage to the skin, including burns and blisters from skin conditions, poison ivy and steroid creams, can cause milium cysts around the eyes, according to Healthline. Long-term sun damage can also explain why these cysts... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Professor Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen of the University of Copenhagen explains that soft and painless yellow spots around the eyes contain deposits of cholesterol. The Daily Mail reports that in a more than 30-year study from 2... More »

Gout is the result of an excess amount of uric acid in the bloodstream, while rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system malfunctions and attacks the lining of the joints, according to the Arthritis Founda... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Bags under the eyes are caused by moving fat deposits and accumulated fluid, according to Mayo Clinic. They become more common as someone ages and the muscle tissues around the eyes weaken, causing the skin to sag. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Gout is the result of a buildup of uric acid in the body that causes needle-like deposits of urate crystals in the soft tissues or joints in the body, according to the American College of Rheumatology. This condition is ... More »