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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best 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.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Epicanthal Folds (Definition)

Epicanthal folds = "A skin fold of the upper eyelid that covers the inner corner (canthus) of the ...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.

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Double" folds but do I have epicanthal folds?

Double" folds but do I have epicanthal folds?

Perhaps: Epicanthal fold refers to the skin at the medial aspect of the upper lids. It is generally more prominent in asians.

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What is the definition or description of: Epicanthal folds?

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

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Epicanthal folds - toddler - medical opinion please?

Epicanthal folds - toddler - medical opinion please?

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.

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Will anti aging/wrinkle creams reduce epicanthal folds?

No: These are a structural component of some eyes, more common in the asian and oriental eyes. Eye cream won't work. There is a surgery for it...But the scar may be worse than the fold itself!

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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.

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My 2 month old son has epicanthal folds. Should I be worried about Down Syndrome?

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.

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I need to know if there is a surgery to have epicanthal folds and what are the risks?

I need to know if there is a surgery to have epicanthal folds and what are the risks?

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.

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Why do you have epicanthal folds?

Why do you 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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Does epicanthal folds mean down syndrome?

Does epicanthal folds mean down syndrome?

Epicanthal genetics: An epicanthal fold by itself does not mean that you have down's syndrome.

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Is there a surgery to have epicanthal folds?

Epicanthal Fold Surg: Although I have been asked to correct epicanthal folds I have never been asked to create them in my 25 year career, but yest it is possible to create them.

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Does epicanthal folds always mean down syndrome?

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.

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Grandauhter has epicanthal folds, does not have down syndrome. Has 1/2 brother with d.S. Is this merely a characteristic inherited from him?

Grandauhter has epicanthal folds, does not have down syndrome. Has 1/2 brother with d.S. Is this merely a characteristic inherited from him?

Epicanthal Meaning: By itself an epicanthal fold does not mean downs syndrome in most cases. An epicanthal fold refers to skin fold from your upper eyelid that covers part of the inside corner of your eye. It is most common in asians.

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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.

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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.