When we talk about Asian eyes, we talk about slantedness, roundness, smooth monolids and deep eyelid folds. To talk about Asian eyes is to have a unique lexicon. And these stereotypes persist today.
Courtesy of Eliza Houa Vang. She had watched her sister apply it a thousand times before, drawing a thin black line across her upper lash line. She slowly dragged the pencil across her closed left eyelid, but when she opened her eyes, the line disappeared.
An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects an eye. The levator palpebrae superioris muscle retracts the eyelid, exposing the cornea to the outside, giving vision. This can be either voluntarily or involuntarily.
The eyelid of Asians has its own unique characteristics. If the surgeon does not acknowledge this, aesthetically pleasing results will seldom be achieved. Here the authors review and summarize important up-to-date anatomical and relevant clinical studies of the Asian upper eyelid, aiming to help surgeons thoroughly understand its unique features, including Asian eyelid morphology, anatomical details, and the mechanisms of upper eyelid crease formation. Hopefully, an in-depth understanding of the Asian eyelid will aid surgeons to accomplish their work and lead to novel new techniques in this field.
A, Caucasian cadaver upper eyelid demonstrating well-demarcated upper eyelid crease area at the preseptal and pretarsal orbicularis muscle junction arrow. B, Orbital septum S in the Caucasian specimen fuses above the supratarsal border with levator aponeurosis L. C, Orbital septum S fuses with the levator aponeurosis L below the supratarsal border in a single upper eyelid without a lid crease from a Korean cadaver.
These products are essentially a temporary alternative to blepharoplastya. So, wtf is so great about eyelid creases, anyway? In theory, they make your eyes look bigger and more open.
Facial asymmetry is very common. Most of the time, uneven eyelids are a cosmetic concern rather than a medical problem. However, some serious medical conditions can cause your eyelids to appear uneven.
Caucasians and Asians don't examine faces in the same way, according to new research. Previous studies have shown that people collect information by mostly studying the eyes as well as the mouth of a face. Questioning the universality of facial recognition began after studies showed that Asians study faces in an overall fashion, while Caucasians break down faces into distinct parts.
An epicanthic fold is a skin fold of the upper eyelid that covers the inner corner medial canthus of the eyeextending "from the nose to the eyebrow". The epicanthic fold is often erroneously confused with having a "single" eyelid, or monolidwhich does not necessarily extend to cover the inner corner of the eye. Among South Asiansthey occur at very high frequencies among the Bhutanese Northeast Indians Kiratiand certain Adivasi  tribes of eastern India.
Since Mikamo developed the double blepharoplasty technique at the end of the 19th century, there has been significant developments in the idealized periorbital appearance of the Asian patient. Currently there are four potential vectors of change possible upper, lower, medial, and lateral. South Korea is the only country that most often utilizes the change in all four vectors. There is additionally a stark contrast between Asia-based and Western-based approach to the Asian eyes.