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Brushfield's Spots

Posted Oct 17 2008 6:19pm


Today, another mom of a child with T21, posted a request of our children's eyes to show their Brushfield's spots. It made me think of how nice it would be to post her little blessing here.

According to MedicineNet.com:

Brushfield's spots definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms: "Brushfield's spots: Speckled iris. Little white spots that slightly elevated on the surface of the iris arranged in a ring concentric with the pupil. These spots occur in normal children but are far more frequent in Down's syndrome (trisomy 21). They were described in 1924 by Thomas Brushfield and are due to aggregation of a normal iris element (connective tissue). "

They make for beautiful eyes. I even found this neat poem online about it:

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