epicanthic fold


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epicanthic fold

(ĕp′ĭ-kăn′thĭk) or

epicanthal fold

(-thəl)
n.
A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye. Also called epicanthus.
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Though 7.8% of normal children had epicanthic folds, 57.55% of karyotypically abnormal children had this feature.
He had a coarse face with hypertelorism, downslanted palpebral fissures, epicanthic folds and an upturned nose (Fig.
Some of the main features associated with Down's syndrome include: hypotonia, or reduced muscle tone, flattening at the back of the head, a flattened nose bridge, a small mouth along with an enlarged tongue, small and low set ears, broad hands with a single crease, a big space between the first and second toe, hyper-flexibility of certain joints, reduced birth weight and low set eyes, slanting upwards and with epicanthic folds, which is a vertical skin fold between the inner corner of the eye and the upper eyelid (Rutter 2002).
Other findings include inner epicanthic folds, telecanthus, strabismus, corneal clouding, cataracts, and coloboma of the eyelids, choroids, or optic nerve.