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What causes cholesterol deposits under the eyes?

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Cholesterol deposits under the eyes appear as small yellow patches. In most cases, they surround the eye. This condition is known as xanthelasmata. When this occurs around an individual's eyes, it can be a serious indication heart problems, such as heart disease or a heart attack. In most cases, this will be an individual's only warning sign of any heart problems. Therefore, individuals are advised to contact their personal physician if they notice this abnormality.
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