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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 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 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 a only way to correct an asymmetrical epicanthal fold?

Is it true that plastic surgery is a 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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I have dark circles under my right eye but not my left. What could it be?

I have dark circles under my right eye but not my left. What could it be?

Allergy or swelling: It could be secondary to allergy or fluid accumulation under the skin. If you sleep or rub your right side you may causing irritation which leads to inflammation or swelling. Cold compressors over the right eye and attention to the your habit may help to solve this. ...Read more

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I am having trouble with parts of my face I can wink with my right eye but not my left, if I close both eyes I can open and close my left but not my right... The left side of my face(cheeks near the mouth) is not working right if I drink it spills out tha

I am having trouble with parts of my face I can wink with my right eye but not my left, if I close both eyes I can open and close my left but not my right... The left side of my face(cheeks near the mouth) is not working right if I drink it spills out tha

As : As per the previous doctor's response, anytime you have facial and visual involvement a stroke must be considered. A less serious but very annoying diagnosis may be a bell's palsy. This is an inflammation of the facial nerve causing compression of the nerve as it passes from the brain stem into the face. This nerve supplies the muscles of the side of the face (of course there is a facial nerve for each side of the face). Causes are viral infection, lyme disease, and idiopathic(means we don't know). Treatment can include antiviral drugs and/or steroids. A bell's palsy usually starts getting better in 4-5 weeks.
I hope that by now you have been checked out. ...Read more

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Can your right eye the same as your left?

Can your right eye the same as your left?

Essentially: The basic visual functions of most people with normal eyes are evenly matched. There can be subtle differences in color depth of view and either the left or the right eye will be a 'dominant' eye in fixations such as aiming a telescope. A few of course have developmental, or refractive or disease differences cause major differences between the eyes. ...Read more

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My right eye is smaller than the left one. Is this bad?

See eye doctor: It may be that one upper lid is lower than the other and the eye appears a different size when in reality they are the same size. This can be a neurological issue and requires you to see an eye doctor. Also, one can can be pushed more forward due to thyroid disorder. Need to see eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my left eye open wider than my right eye does?

Why does my left eye open wider than my right eye does?

Retraction vs ptosis: Retraction of eyelid on one side is an early sign of thyroid disease. The question is the other eyelid starting to droop i.e. a ptosis. An ophthalmologist can provide the answer and address the issue. ...Read more

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My right eye can't see as clearly as my left eye. Why is that?

Near or far issues: Typically, this means that one eye requires more eye correction (near of far-sightedness) than the other. Your eye doctor can measure for this to see if you need glasses. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my left eye vision dimmer then my right eye?

Please explain why is my left eye vision dimmer then my right eye?

Amblyopia: Amblyopia, literally means dim vision, and is a condition in which the vision in one eye (rarely both eyes) does not develop properly in childhood. Of course, your dim vision could be due to another problem, so a visit to the eye doctor is needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have power -.25 120 degrees in the right eye and -.25 75 degrees in the left eye?

What to do if I have power -.25 120 degrees in the right eye and -.25 75 degrees in the left eye?

Glasses Rx: A glasses Rx is written with the Sphere first (near-sighted or farsighted), then cylinder (+ or -) then axis or cylinder. A Rx of plano (or nothing) -0.25x 120 is minimal and usually does not need to be used depending on the patient (are you 20/20 in each eye without any glasses). ...Read more

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I have an epicanthal eye fold.is this genetic?

Mebbe: People with a small nasal bone tend to have a flatter nasal bridge, and as a result the skin may create a fold near the inner corner of the eye. You will see that you can make your fold disappear by squeezing the skin of the nasal bridge with thumb and forefinger. Facial structure asunder genetic control, but as you know, messages can be influenced by non=genetic influences. ...Read more

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My right eye color is so much lighter than my left eye!!should i be worried??

My right eye color is so much lighter than my left eye!!should i be worried??

Probably not: It depends on when you first noticed this. If this is something that has always been true about your eyes it probably is a variant of normal. If on the other hand it's something that has developed recently then you should see your local eye doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about complete vision loss in right eye, now partial in left?

Long list: I hope you have immediately seen an ophthalmologist when this first started. There are many possibilities and most are treatable. This includes at your age, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and pituitary tumors as the most common but there are plenty others. But this should be evaluated pronto. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma in right eye. How likely is it that the left eye will also get it?

I have glaucoma in right eye. How likely is it that the left eye will also get it?

Depends: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which only affect one eye. The most common form "open angle glaucoma" typically affects both eyes, although one may be affected more severely or earlier than the other. ...Read more

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Left eye is slighty higher than my right eye (not that high). What causes hypertropia?

Hypertropia: Hypertropia is when one eye is pointed higher than the other. The eye is not higher in the orbit or the orbit higher on the face. This is facial asymmetry, and is common and does not require treatment. People who have acquired hypertropia typically have double vision in which the two images are above and below. ...Read more

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Can you get dry eye in only one eye? My right eye often feels scratchy but not my left.

Yes: It would depend on the cause of the dry eye. If it is a systemic problem then it would be unlikely that just on would have the problem. If it is a chemical, infection, or exposure than it would be more likely to happen. ...Read more

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I have anisometropia. My right eye is -.5 and my left +1. Do I need glasses or contacts?

I have anisometropia. My right eye is -.5 and my left +1. Do I need glasses or contacts?

Depends: If you see well enough without bothersome symptoms of blur, eyestrain, or nighttime vision problems, you may be able to go without glasses for a while longer. As you age, though, your more hyperopic (+1) eye will likely become more symptomatic with near visual tasks, & your myopic (-0.5) eye, if becomes more nearsighted, will become more symptomatic for distance. Then, glasses/CTL likely needed. ...Read more