This is how you look. To talk about Asian eyes is to have a unique lexicon. And these stereotypes persist today. Asian-Americans who spoke to HuffPost expressed everything from dissatisfaction to ultimate acceptance of their eyes and appearance. Their feelings about Asian eyes were fraught with centuries-old, cross-continental beliefs about attractiveness.
One Asian Eye: Growing Up Eurasian in America by Jean Giovanetti
Abstract 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. Therefore, the Asian eyelid includes the varied eyelid morphologies present in Asia. Other terms used to describe the Asian eyelid are the Mongoloid eye and the Oriental eye. Ralph Millard, Jr.
Variation in the shape of the epicanthic fold has led to four types being recognised: Epicanthus supraciliaris runs from the brow, curving downwards towards the lachrymal sac. Epicanthus palpebralis begins above the upper tarsus and extends to the inferior orbital rim. Epicanthus tarsalis originates at the upper eyelid crease and merges into the skin near the medial canthus.