History. According to Chinese/Japanese medical face reading, when the white part of the eye, known as the sclera, is visible beneath the iris, it represents physical imbalance in the body and is claimed to be present in alcoholics, drug addicts, and people who over-consume sugar or grain.
Sanpaku is when you can see the white of somebody's eye either above or below the iris. Normally, that's a pretty unremarkable thing that you might not even be able to pick up on. But according to one Japanese superstition, sanpaku might be a good indicator of your fate.
First off, Bill, “sanpaku eyes” isn't exactly a medical term. And second, the phenomenon the phrase refers to isn't exactly a medical condition, but rather a not wildly uncommon physical trait—it's like you're wondering about the condition known as dimples.
Plastic surgery is the most definitive treatment of sanpaku eyes. However, thorough examination, treatment of underlying causes if any, and weighing in risks and benefits by the surgeon are crucial before going under the knife.
People with Sanpaku eyes often create a strong impression with their sharp, sexy and attractive look; therefore, this can also be an advantage for an artist. In fact, many popular artists possess Sanpaku eyes. Thus, sanpaku eyes are also considered a feature to identify people who are destined to become artists.
Hooded eyes are when a person has excess skin folding down from the brow bone to the lash line. It is common and, once again, it is something that goes hand-in-hand with ageing. Hooded eyes can be confused with droopy eyes, but they are not the same.
"Scleral show" is an anatomical condition in which the sclera area is visibly exaggerated due to constitutional, evolutive, or endocrine etiology. It can also occur because of iatrogenies, and is considered one of the most complex blepharoplasty complications.
Yin Sanpaku eyes are eyes with white visible below the iris. Yin Sanpaku is generally considered a negative sign. Usually associated with alcoholics and drug addicts.
White spots under the eyes are caused when there is a build up of dead skin cells or keratin. Keratin is a protein that makes up your skin, hair and nails and can also be found in your organs and glands. This can get trapped under the surface of the skin forming a raised 'pinhead' bump.
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Clean and exfoliate your skin regularly. Washing and exfoliating helps to keep cell turnover at a healthy pace to prevent buildup that can lead to the “chicken skin” appearance. Use a night cream with vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin E to help with cell turnover and hydration in the delicate skin around your eyes.
If you aren't getting enough iron, this can limit oxygen flow and anemia may develop. If you show up at the doctor's office looking pale, especially around the eyes, and complaining of constant chills and exhaustion, your doctor is likely to test for iron deficiency.
If you pull your lower eyelid down while looking in a mirror, the inside layer should be a vibrant red color. If it's a very pale pink or yellow, you may have iron deficiency. In people with darker skin tones, the eyelid may be the only area where this condition is noticeable.
Common Eye Disorders and Diseases
You've seen it on television: A doctor shines a bright light into an unconscious patient's eye to check for brain death. If the pupil constricts, the brain is OK, because in mammals, the brain controls the pupil.
A neurosurgeon at the University of Cape Town is pioneering a way to diagnose a brain condition through patients' eyes. Since ancient times, the eye has been seen as a portal to the innermost secrets of the human mind and body – a window to the soul.