[Application of laser CO2 for the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum]

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2013 Aug;88(8):320-2. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2011.12.007. Epub 2012 Jul 8.
[Article in Spanish]


Method: We treated 12 patients with bilateral xanthelasmas using an ultra-pulse CO2 laser. They were all extirpated, with no differences between the upper and lower eyelids. There were no cases of ectropion or bleeding. All the patients expressed a high level of satisfaction.

Discussion: The use of the laser CO2 is a good therapeutic option for treating xanthelasmas especially those located in the lower eyelid, and in young people. It is a safe treatment for delicate periorbital regions, with a low risk of visible scars, and fewer recurrences. The technique can be performed outside the operating room avoiding the anxiety that is created by surgical intervention.

Keywords: CO(2) laser; Láser CO(2); Tratamiento; Treatment; Xantelasmas palpebrales; Xanthelasma palpebrarum.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Gas / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Xanthomatosis / surgery*