What is Epicanthoplasty?

Epicanthoplasty is eye surgery to remove the epicanthal folds. It can be a challenging procedure because the epicanthal folds overlay the lacrimal canaliculi (tear drainage canals). Although an epicanthic fold can also be associated with a less prominent upper eyelid crease (a feature commonly termed "single eyelids" as opposed to "double eyelids"), and is a trait that appears more commonly in East Asian ethnicities, the two features are distinct; a person may have both epicanthal folds and an upper eyelid crease, one and not the other, or neither. Single eyelids are reshaped using Asian blepharoplasty.

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I have epicanthal folds because I'm half Asian, but I don't look exotic at all.
I don't want monolids, I know there is no surgery to...

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hi...i can understand your worries...you got epicanthal folds,,for epicantal fold there is surgery available kn own as blephroplasty or more or...

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My daughter is 13 months old and was adopted at birth. She has epicanthal folds, and slight low muscle tone in her mouth. We had her blood...

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Thanks for the query.

The epicanthic fold is one of the presenting features in Down syndrome. You have already screened her to exclude Down...

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