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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Epicanthal Folds

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Why would a baby have epicanthal folds if he doesn't have down's syndrome?

Why would a baby have epicanthal folds if he doesn't have down's syndrome?

Maybe: Epicanthal folds are normal in asian races. Outside of asia, epicanthal folds can be part of down syndrome or other syndromes. Epicanthal folds alone may not be reason for a medical genetics referral. If other anomalies are present (low set ears, joint/bone disorders, low iq, webbed nec), then referral is certainly warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Epicanthal Folds (Definition)

Epicanthal folds are clinical findings in which the skin of the upper eyelid covers the corner of the eye closest to the nose. This can be found in children with Down Syndrome or with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or normally, especially in ...Read more


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Are double folds the same as epicanthal folds?

Notsure what you ask: epicanthal folds are folds in the inner corner of the eye secondary to a flat mid face or a smaller than usual nasal bone. By squeezing the bridge of your nose between thumb and forefinger, which pulls up on the skin, the epicanthal folds will disappear. ...Read more

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Why would a caucasian have epicanthal folds if not down's syndrome?

Why would a caucasian have epicanthal folds if not down's syndrome?

Ancestry: The term caucasian comes from the caucasus mountains and caucasus region which consists of parts of present day russia, georgia, azerbaijan, armenia, iran, turkey. The term caucasian is used synonymously with the term white when people talk about race. The old racial terminology is outdated. "whites" can have asian features such as epicanthal folds. Modern genetics shows that we are all related. ...Read more

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If you have epicanthal folds, how can you get rid of them?

Epicanthal folds: You can get rid of them surgically but it is a difficult procedure and should be performed by an ophthalmic plastic surgeon experienced in this kind of surgery. If not experienced they may look worst afterwords then before. ...Read more

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Is an example of epicanthal folds Asian eyes?

Is an example of epicanthal folds Asian eyes?

Eyelid folds: Epicanthal folds are the prominent folds nasally on the eyelids in people of asian desent. They often hide some of the white portion of the eye nasally and sometimes make the individual falsely look cross-eyed. They do not represent pathology. ...Read more

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Is this an example of epicanthal folds on Asian eyes?

Is this an example of epicanthal folds on Asian eyes?

Yes - usually: Epicanthal folds are an inherited characteristic common in central asian races - chinese, japanese, korean, eastern russians and mongolians. It is not found in southeast asians such as vietnamese, cambodians, indians and indonesians. It may serve as a protective covering for the eyes and perhaps a sunscreen. ...Read more

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Epicanthal folds - toddler - medical genetics?

Maybe: Epicanthal folds are normal in asian races. Outside of asia, epicanthal folds can be part of down syndrome or other syndromes. Epicanthal folds alone may not be reason for a medical genetics referral. If other anomalies are present (low set ears, joint/bone disorders, low iq, webbed nec), then referral is certainly warranted. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have epicanthal folds?

How do I know if I have epicanthal folds?

Look at this picture: An epicanthal fold is a skin fold from your upper eyelid that slightly covers the inside corner of your eye. Here is a good link: http://www.Nationwidechildrens.Org/epicanthal-folds. ...Read more

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Dr. James Hocker
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