What type of surgery is needed to fix the inner crease of my eye? (photo)

My right eye in the picture has a much larger inner fold/crease than my other eye. How do I fix this?

Doctor Answers 2

Epicanthal fold

A procedure called Z-plasty is an option to flatten the fold, but there is a risk of scarring any time you have incisions. Take your time making a decision. Once you accept the risk of a surgical procedure, it's impossible to go back... Best wishes with your decision.


Charlottesville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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That medial epicathal fold, assuming that is what you are concerned about, is not fixable.

It is not fixable without taking a profound risk of visible and unfixable scaring in a very visible spot.  In my opinion the risk is not worth the potential benefit.  Please be careful what you look for.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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