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Excision of xanthelasma

Xanthelasma treatment involves a little operation to remove the skin with the fatty deposit.


Xanthelasma excision is a relatively quick procedure (depending on the extent of the fatty deposits) that is carried out under local anaesthetic. The operation is carried out in a full operating theatre. The extent of the xanthelasma is marked and excised. The wound is then closed with fine stitches which will dissolve.

The Process

The procedure will be explained by your consultant and you will be asked to sign a consent form. Surgery will be carried out in the operating theatre.

An anaesthetic drop will numb the surface of the eye. The eyelid will be cleaned and the extent of the xanthelasma marked. The lid is then then injected with local anaesthetic.

The xanthelasma is excised and any bleeding blood vessels cauterised. The wound is closed using dissolvable stitches.

Antibiotic cream is applied and the eyelid is covered with a dressing which should stay in place for 4 hours. You will be given instructions and an antibiotic ointment to take home. The eyelid will have some bruising and swelling and will take up to a week or two to settle.

Why MY Eye Clinic?

My Eye Clinic is conveniently located in Gosforth with easy parking and relaxed comfortable waiting areas with refreshments.

My Eye Clinic has highly-experienced consultant surgeons to provide expert assessment and treatment of eyelid xanthelasma.

My Eye Clinic can provide easy access to surgery with minimal waiting times.

My Eye Clinic has a new fully-equipped operating theatre staffed by specialist ophthalmic theatre nurses and supported by two consultant specialist ophthalmic anaesthetists.

Your Consultants

Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Cornea and Dry Eyes

Mr Morgan, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, is a Dry Eye Specialist who is an expert in the assessment and treatment of dry eyes.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Oculoplastic (eyelid), Lacrimal (watery eye), Orbital and Cataract surgery.

Mr Meredith graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2010 after receiving several prizes and a distinction in Medicine and Surgery. After undertaking junior doctor training at Addenbrookes’ Hospital he completed seven years of post-graduate Ophthalmic Specialist Training on the south coast of England including one year of advanced specialist training in Oculoplastics in Portsmouth.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery and Dry Eye treatment.

Mr Boyce is a Consultant Oculoplastic surgeon with a special interest in blepharoplasty, ptosis, entropion and ectropion surgery. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist, with special interest in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, at Sunderland Eye Infirmary for 20 years. He now works exclusively in the private sector.


Excision of Xanthelasma - upper lids (unilateral/bilateral)



Xanthelasma excision surgery is a simple and safe procedure.

Potential risks includes:

Bleeding of the eyelid

Bruising of the eyelid

Xanthelasma recurrence

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Dawn RaffleDawn Raffle
19:10 21 Feb 24
I recently had permanent lens procedure carried out by Mr Ghosh. Having glasses as a child and contact lenses for many years, this has been an absolute revelation for me. Mr Ghosh was absolutely brilliant and very professional from the start. All the staff are lovely and especially like to thank Dianne, Anita and the team. This has changed my life for the better thanks.
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09:35 29 Mar 23
Beautiful clinic, really nice atmosphere, prompt service and really friendly and professional staff. Fernando was particularly great!I would definitely recommend.
Mrs TigerMrs Tiger
17:51 17 Jan 23
Excellent care, all staff very courteous and helpful. YAG surgery clearly explained to me by Mr Morgan, who did a brilliant job. I'd highly recommend this clinic.
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14:43 22 Dec 22
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Audrey GilesAudrey Giles
08:58 23 Nov 22
I visited the My Hearing Clinic knowing I needed a hearing assessment but thinking it was just a build up of wax. It came as a shock that I heard a hearing loss which needed addressing. The service I received from Andrew was outstanding! He explained my hearing loss and went through all my options. He recognised that it was a lot of information to take in so made a follow up appointment, giving me sufficient time to think about what I wanted to do. From start to finish the service has been excellent, efficient, professional and friendly from the moment you walk through the door and meet Lee. The clinic is well located, parking on site, high standard of cleanliness. Definitely a recommendation from me. Thank you!
Andrea BoothAndrea Booth
19:55 22 Nov 22
Absolutely first class treatment and experience at this wonderful clinic. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly Mr Morgan the consultant was lovely explaining everything. I had YAG laser treatment painless no discomfort and almost immediate corrected vision. Thank you all so very very much.
Glynis GallagherGlynis Gallagher
16:41 17 Nov 21
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