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What are double eyelids?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Western eyelid

Eyelids which have a higher crease are said to be double eyelids.
In caucasians, the eyelid crease is 7-10mm above the eyelashes and when open there are two distinct portions of the lid separated by a crease. In asian eyelids, the crease is generally much lower, often so low that even when open, the crease disappears by the eyelashes. Double eyelid surgery creates a higher crease.

In brief: Western eyelid

Eyelids which have a higher crease are said to be double eyelids.
In caucasians, the eyelid crease is 7-10mm above the eyelashes and when open there are two distinct portions of the lid separated by a crease. In asian eyelids, the crease is generally much lower, often so low that even when open, the crease disappears by the eyelashes. Double eyelid surgery creates a higher crease.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Upper eyelid crease

Double eyelid refers to a crease of the upper eyelid.
This crease is normally present in caucasian eyelid, but typically absent in asian eyelid. The upper eyelid crease also changes with age. Surgery to create a double eyelid is very common in asian culture. Double eyelid surgery recreates the adhesion between the underlying eyelid muscle and the overlying eyelid skin.

In brief: Upper eyelid crease

Double eyelid refers to a crease of the upper eyelid.
This crease is normally present in caucasian eyelid, but typically absent in asian eyelid. The upper eyelid crease also changes with age. Surgery to create a double eyelid is very common in asian culture. Double eyelid surgery recreates the adhesion between the underlying eyelid muscle and the overlying eyelid skin.
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
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Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Double eyelids

The crease between the lash and the rest of the lid creates what is called double eyelid.
Typical of caucasian eyes and usually absent in asian ones.

In brief: Double eyelids

The crease between the lash and the rest of the lid creates what is called double eyelid.
Typical of caucasian eyes and usually absent in asian ones.
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Dr. Andrew Pichler
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