Why are there folds above my eyes?
As people age, their skin loses volume and elasticity. This can lead to ptosis, or sagging of the skin around the eye, which changes the appearance of the eyelid fold.
What is Mongolian fold?
Mongolian or epicanthal folds are skin folds of the upper eyelids that cover the inner corner of the eyes, resulting in the characteristic Asian appearance.
What’s Epicanthal folds?
Overview. 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.
Why do my eyelids fold differently?
Ptosis can affect anyone, but it’s more common in older adults. Stretching of the levator muscle, which holds up the eyelid, is a common part of aging. Sometimes the muscle can separate completely from the eyelid. Ptosis can also be caused by trauma or be a side effect of eye surgery.
What are the types of epicanthic fold?
There are 4 types of epicanthus:
- Epicanthus tarsalis: fold most prominent along upper eyelid.
- Epicanthus inversus: most prominent along lower eyelid.
- Epicanthus palpebralis: involves both upper and lower eyelids.
- Epicanthus superciliaris: fold originates from the brow and follows down to the lacrimal sac.
What is Monolids?
A monolid is an eyelid shape that doesn’t have a crease. An eye that does have a crease is known as a double eyelid. Monolids are typically a facial feature of East Asian people. However, other races may also have a monolid or an eyelid shape without a crease.
Why do Asians have smaller eyes?
A–There is no complete evolutionary explanation for the apparent slant of the eyes common to Asians. The configuration, not actually the shape of the eyeball, results from a fold of skin of the upper eyelid, the epicanthic fold, which tends to cover the inner corner of the eye. Dr.
How common are epicanthic folds?
About 60% of individuals with Down syndrome (also known as trisomy 21) have prominent epicanthic folds.
Why does the skin fold in my left upper eyelid?
The extra skin fold in your left upper eyelid (picture taken in mirror) is due to either genetic or traumatic injury to the muscle that elevates the upper eyelid (levator palpebrae superioris, LPS). This situation is referred to as ptosis (droop) of your upper eyelid.
What is the epicanthic fold of the eye?
An epicanthic fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid that covers the inner corner (medial canthus) of the eye, extending “from the nose to the eyebrow”. However, variation occurs in the nature of this feature and the possession of ‘partial epicanthic folds’ or ‘slight epipicanthic folds’ is noted in the relevant literature.
Which fold runs from nose to the inner side of eyebrow?
The fold runs from nose to the inner side of the eyebrow. The physical landmarks of the human face are very similar from one face to another. An epicanthal fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye.
What can I do about the double fold on my left eyelid?
This situation is referred to as ptosis (droop) of your upper eyelid. It can be corrected by shortening the tendon of the LPS. This will eliminate the double fold in your left upper eyelid. I recommend you seek an evaluation by a Board Certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon experienced in eyelid ptosis surgery.