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What Is The Best Treatment For Epicanthal Folds
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Epicanthal folds: Epicanthal folds = "A skin fold of the upper eyelid that covers the inner corner (canthus) of the eye." https://link. Springer. Com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-1698-3_1325
True vs pseudo: In the natural formation of the toddler face a wide nasal root and tenting of oculo-nasal skin is common. The newborn & toddler face are somewhat flat in lateral profile and the midface (nose& upper lip) grow forward over the years & the earlier fold disappears. Occasionally the appearance leads some to think the kid is cross eyed if viewed from the side.
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.
Normal finding: Infants have a rather flat face which changes over time. The profile from forehead to nose to chin is relatively flat. By age 8, most will have the nose prominent midface, producing the angled face of adulthood. Epicanthal folds are common in infants and gradually disappear as the face matures. DS is a collection of many findings that allow most trained docs to spot it easily at birth. Relax.See 1 more doctor answer
Do you want them or?: A common complication of epicentral folds is congenital entropion, which affects 2% of oriental children; the lower lid folds inward, causing the eyelashes to rub against the sclera and cornea. see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373233/ The article describes the procedure and complications. If entropion is present, it is a disease, and should be covered by insurance.
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. Many asian people have epicanthal folds, and in non-asians they are not uncommon. They are one of the many minor ways in which our bodies differ one from another.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
No: Epicanthal folds can also be seen in asians, russians, and other races/cultures. In down syndrome there are other features such as hypotonia, wide space between 1st and 2nd toe. There is a 50% chance of heart defects as well. The palpebral fissues (the eyelid opening) slants upward. The 5th finger is often short and curves inward. There are many other features with down syndrome.See 1 more doctor answer
Grandauhter has epicanthal folds, does not have down syndrome. Has 1/2 brother with d.S. Is this merely a characteristic inherited from him?
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.
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.
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