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Epicanthal fold on my right eye but not my left. Is that strange?

Epicanthal fold on my right eye but not my left. Is that strange?

Not strange: Everyone is asymetric. Fold in one eye and not the other is not common but certainly not rare or strange. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an epicanthal fold on my right eye?

What does it mean to have an epicanthal fold on my right eye?

Extra lid fold: An epicanthal fold is the arced skin overhang on the nasal side of the upper lid which is so common in asian populations. Some non-asians have this and it is generally not a functional problem. If for some reason it occurs only on the one side, it can be surgically altered to match the other eye. ...Read more

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Does Asian eyelid surgery work to get rid of an epicanthal fold? I think that's what i have. It's kind of a folded pouch at the corner of my eyes? I'd like to get rid of it, and i'm wondering if Asian eyelid surgery can get rid of it? I do have a partial

Does Asian eyelid surgery work to get rid of an epicanthal fold? I think that's what i have. It's kind of a folded pouch at the corner of my eyes? I'd like to get rid of it, and i'm wondering if Asian eyelid surgery can get rid of it? I do have a partial

Epicanthoplasty: Asian blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed with or without epicanthoplasty. The epicanthal fold is present in the large majority of asian patients, and a variety of techniques have been described to address it, with varying levels of success. Most techniques do come with a small chance of leaving a visible scar. ...Read more

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Why chinese people have epicanthal fold and caucasians don't have?

Why chinese people have epicanthal fold and caucasians don't have?

The "WHY" Questions: There is no answer to most "why' questions in medicine or in science. There just is the reality of what you describe. None of us here were in on the design of the human race..... These questions, though, often bring good and interesting debate. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery the only possible way to correct an asymmetrical epicanthal fold?

Is plastic surgery the only possible way to correct an asymmetrical epicanthal fold?

"Plastic Surgery": Is a blanket term that means different things to different people- especially plastic surgeons! if you have an asymmetric fold, we need to determine why. You need to see a plastic surgeon or an ophthammologist with experience with eyelid ptosis. They will need to assess if you have, and to what degree: eyelid ptosis (droop) and levator muscle dysfunction. With this they can make a DX and tx plan. ...Read more

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Is it true that plastic surgery is only way to correct an asymmetrical epicanthal fold?

Is it true that plastic surgery is only way to correct an asymmetrical epicanthal fold?

Yes: Correcting an asymmetrical epicanthal fold can be difficult without the help of a board certified facial plastic surgeon. I'd encourage you to schedule a consultation to get a better idea of what you can expect. ...Read more

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