I finally went to the eye doctor last Friday. I had been putting it off long enough, so I just walked over to the nearest eye place — MyEyeDr
I asked the optometrist about these little sacs that popped up on my eyes a few months ago.
This raises a couple of issues:
- I’ve never had high cholesterol before
- I don’t have a primary care physician
Of course I googled it.
Xanthomas are common, especially among older adults and people with high blood lipids.
Xanthomas vary in size. Some are very small. Others are bigger than 3 inches in diameter. They appear anywhere on the body. But, they are most often seen on the elbows, joints, tendons, knees, hands, feet, or buttocks.
Xanthomas may be a sign of a medical condition that involves an increase in blood lipids. Such conditions include:
- Certain cancers
- Inherited metabolic disorders such as familial hypercholesterolemia
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
Xanthelasma palpebra is a common type of xanthoma that appears on the eyelids. It may occur without any underlying medical condition and may not be linked with a high cholesterol or lipid level.
Yeah, so my Primary Care Physician left when the group went under new management, then the doctor I started seeing after she left, left. See a pattern? I need to find me a doctor and get my cholesterol checked. And probably stop eating the red meat I started eating again last year. Supposedly, my hypothyroidism is under control with the Synthroid 125 mg I’m taking. I’m really, really doubting that more and more.