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  Glossary
Epicanthal fold: A fold of skin that comes down across the inner angle (canthus) of the eye.
Although some dictionaries state that this eye fold is found in peoples of Asian origin, this is not true.
The normal Asian eyefold is continuous with the lower edge of the upper eyelid and actually appears distinctly different than a true epicanthal fold.
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  Epicanthal fold
An epicanthal (or "epicanthic") fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid (from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow) covering the inner corner (medial canthus) of the eye.
The presence of an epicanthal fold is normal in people of many though not all groups of Asian descent.
Epicanthal folds may also be seen in young children of any race before the bridge of the nose begins to elevate.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ep/Epicanthic_fold.html   (115 words)

  
 Epicanthal Fold - Health Encyclopedia News Story - WMAQ | Chicago
An epicanthal fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye.
It is often seen as a normal finding in very young children and is also common in people of Asiatic decent.
An epicanthal fold can be an important diagnostic finding in conditions such as Down syndrome.
www.nbc5.com /encyclopedia/6866499/detail.html   (299 words)

  
 Epicanthal Folds - Health Encyclopedia News Story - WCAU | Philadelphia
An epicanthal fold is skin of the upper eyelid -- from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow -- that covers the inner corner (canthus) of the eye.
An epicanthal fold is also common in children with Down syndrome.
Epicanthal folds may be normal for people of Asiatic descent and some non-Asian infants.
www.nbc10.com /encyclopedia/6863793/detail.html   (505 words)

  
 Face Lift | Rhytidectomy | Breast Enlargement | Tummy Tuck   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An epicanthal fold, epicanthic fold or epicanthus is a skin fold of the upper eyelid (from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow) covering the inner corner (medial canthus) of the eye.
This fold covers and appears to lower the inner corners of the eyes, creating the appearance of "slanted eyes." It is commonly known amongst Asians as "single-eyelids", as opposed to "double eyelids".
The occurrence of the epicanthic fold is believed to be an evolutionary defense against both the extreme cold as well as the extreme light that occurs in the Eurasian arctic and north.
www.surgeontothestars.com /pages/face/epicanthal_fold.shtml   (227 words)

  
 Epicanthal folds
The presence of an epicanthal fold is normal in people of Asiatic descent.
Epicanthal folds may also be seen in young children of any race before the bridge of the nose begins to elevate.
Terminology used to describe the anatomic variations in the epicanthal folds is confusing and of limited clinical relevance.
skin-care.health-cares.net /epicanthal-folds.php   (253 words)

  
 eMedicine - Blepharoplasty, Asian : Article by Charles S Lee, MD
An alternative theory is that the fold corresponds to the level of the septoaponeurotic sling.
A fold may begin on the undersurface of the epicanthal fold or on the visible outer surface.
The tip of the central flap of the W sits at the edge of the epicanthal fold, and the V component lies on the undersurface of the epicanthal fold.
www.emedicine.com /plastic/topic425.htm   (3804 words)

  
 How to address the epicanthal fold in the Asian eyelid - 'No Scar Asian Epicanthoplasty' technique provides simple, ...
The upper eyelid crease incision and the epicanthal fold are marked prior to infiltration with local anesthetic.
If complete elimination of the epicanthal fold is desired, deep tissue fixation at the medial edge of the blepharoplasty incision is accomplished by anchoring the skin to the deep tissues with a strong absorbable suture, such as 6-0 chromic catgut (Figure 3).
Their expectations are to have a less noticeable epicanthal fold after creation of an upper eyelid crease rather than a more prominent epicanthal fold as occurs if nothing is done to soften the fold.
www.ophthalmologytimes.com /ophthalmologytimes/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=32822   (972 words)

  
 Epicanthal folds
An epicanthal fold is skin of the upper eyelid -- from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow -- that covers the inner corner (canthus) of the eye.
An epicanthal fold is also common in children with Down syndrome.
Epicanthal folds may be normal for people of Asiatic descent and some non-Asian infants.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/003030.htm   (327 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Epicanthal fold
An epicanthal fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye.
It is often seen as a normal finding in very young children and is also common in people of Asiatic decent.
An epicanthal fold can be an important diagnostic finding in conditions such as Down syndrome.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/imagepages/17169.htm   (157 words)

  
 eMedicine - Facial Plastic Surgery in Asian Patients : Article by Carlo P Honrado, MD
The epicanthal fold is widely believed to be a result of an underdevelopment of the nasal root and excess horizontal medial canthal skin.
Some patients may desire an intermediate between the two folds in which the lateral aspect of the epicanthus is efface while the base of the fold is left intact; this can be addressed by placing the medial incision so that it terminates at or near the epicanthal root.
Failure to maintain lid fold: The importance of anchoring the dermis and orbicularis muscle to the levator aponeurosis or tarsal plate cannot be overemphasized.
www.emedicine.com /ent/topic680.htm   (4852 words)

  
 Epicanthal Fold - Health Centers
An epicanthal fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye.
It is often seen as a normal finding in very young children and is also common in people of Asiatic decent.
An epicanthal fold can be an important diagnostic finding in conditions such as Down syndrome.
www.wesh.com /encyclopedia/6866499/detail.html   (363 words)

  
 Epicanthal Fold - Talk Medical   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epicanthal fold: A fold of skin that comes down across the inner angle (canthus) of the eye.
Although some dictionaries state that this eye fold is found in peoples of Asian origin, this is not true.
The normal Asian eyefold is continuous with the lower edge of the upper eyelid and actually appears distinctly different than a true epicanthal fold.
www.talkmedical.com /medical-dictionary/4959/Epicanthal-Fold   (116 words)

  
 Facial Effects of the Warner Protocol for Children with Down Syndrome
"Epicanthal folds are defined as a fold of skin covering all or part of the medial canthal region and conjunctival caruncle, the medial transitional zone between skin, and medial bulbar conjunctiva" [10].
Regarding the nose bridge, those photographs of patients wearing glasses were normally excluded; for epicanthal fold those photographs (mainly of infants) whose eyes were closed or those whose ancestry pre-disposed them for an epicanthal fold were normally excluded.
It is of further interest to note that a study of an ophthalmological nature concluded "that between the ages of 7 and 14 years, facial characteristics of children with Down syndrome do not change with age" [27].
www.healthresearch.com /warnface.htm   (2495 words)

  
 Meronk Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery Definitons
epicanthal fold - small web-like fold of tissue at the inner junction of the eyelids
epicanthoplasty - surgery to diminish the epicanthal fold
nasolabial fold - fold extending from corner of nostril to the corner of the mouth
www.drmeronk.com /glossary.html   (1452 words)

  
 Addressing the Epicanthal Fold in Asian Patients Undergoing Double Eyelid Surgery - American Academy of Ophthalmology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, a frequent complication of this practice is the accentuation or exaggeration of the epicanthal fold, which results in an unnatural and unacceptable appearance.
For example, a subcutaneous epicanthoplasty can help to soften the epicanthal fold and to prevent it from becoming exaggerated and unnatural looking without the risk of prominent medial canthal scarring that accompanies incisional epicanthoplasty,³; which is required in order to completely eliminate the epicanthal fold and to endow the eyelid with an Occidental appearance.
In this procedure the epicanthal fold is undermined subcutaneously, the underlying fibromuscular tissue is debulked, and the fold is fixated to the deeper tissues with absorbable sutures.
www.aao.org /education/sit_oculo/0034.cfm   (608 words)

  
 Asian patient cosmetic surgery
The Asian eyelid is characterized by a poorly defined or absent crease, an excess of fat and an epicanthal fold of varying size and configuration.
The 'suture method' limits the size of the incision but may be less permanent than the 'incisional method' in which excess skin is also removed at the same time as the crease is being created or changed.
Also, the suture method does not address excess fat or the epicanthal fold, both of which require skin incisions.
www.doctordenton.com /asian_surgery.html   (1169 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Epicanthal folds
This trait is usually found before or during the first well-baby exam.
Call your health care provider if you notice epicanthal folds on your child's eyes and the reason for their presence is unknown.
A child who is not Asian and is born with epicanthal folds may be examined for additional signs of Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003030.htm   (381 words)

  
 Blepharoplasty
Asian blepharoplasty is a type of plastic surgery where the skin around the eyes is reshaped.
It can be done to remove the epicanthal fold, usually to look more 'Western'.
More frequently it is done to create a crease in the eyelid (a double eyelid); about 50% of Asian are born a single eyelid, i.e.
www.mdboard.org /blepharoplasty.php   (68 words)

  
 Resource Library: Find information on Epicanthal folds at MerckSource
This trait is usually found before or during the first well-baby exam.
Call your health care provider if you notice epicanthal folds on your child's eyes and the reason for their presence is unknown.
A child who is not Asian and is born with epicanthal folds may be examined for additional signs of Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.
www.mercksource.com /pp/us/cns/cns_hl_adam.jspzQzpgzEzzSzppdocszSzuszSzcnszSzcontentzSzadamzSzencyzSzarticlezSz003030zPzhtm   (344 words)

  
 Meronk - Asian Eyelid Anatomy
In general, the Asian upper eyelid crease forms closer to the eyelashes, is shaped differently, and is sometimes incomplete or broken into multiple folds.
The epicanthal fold is a small crescent of skin that is usually present between the inner eyelid corner and the nose.
The eyelid crease, when present, may taper down and blend into it.
www.drmeronk.com /asian/asian-eyelid-anatomy.html   (769 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Epicanthal Fold (Pictures, Images, Photos, Diagrams, & Illustrations)
AllRefer Health - Epicanthal Fold (Pictures, Images, Photos, Diagrams, and Illustrations)
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Geriatrics Society urges older adults to monitor eyesight carefully.
health.allrefer.com /pictures-images/epicanthal-fold.html   (407 words)

  
 Epicanthal fold definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Epicanthal fold definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
The epicanthal fold is more common in children with Down syndrome and other birth defects than normal children and so is of value in diagnosis.
MedicineNet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3271   (166 words)

  
 Meronk - Asian Double Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery
About the skin fold between the nose and eye
Crease formation in young female with single eyelid
Revision to address multiple folds and creases after surgery
www.drmeronk.com /asian-eyelid.html   (266 words)

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