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Down Syndrome And Upward Slanting Eyes
Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, i need an explanation on why their face look different?
In the genes: All of our features are determined by our genes. The appearance of your eyes, nose, mouth, hair color, skin color, among other features are all inherited. When there is a defect in the gene coding, changes can occur. Facial features can change with in utero exposure such as alcohol (fas syndrome). For downs, the extra 21 causes low ears, slanted eyes, simian crease as well as organ problems. ...Read more
Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is an extra chromosome present. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Children with Down syndrome share a common physical appearance including a flattened nose, small ears, a small mouth, upward slanting eyes, and a single crease in the ...Read more
DEPENDS: How slanted and how big.These are features subject to personal interpretation and are seen in the normal population.They can mirror the parents or other family members. If there are really concerns there are blood tests that can confirm or exclude that diagnosis.These features alone are of little value in making that determination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chromosome influence: The size ; shape of the skull ; facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands ; feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more
Possibly: Down syndrome does not prevent you from being treated. The issue is related to the cause of the lazy eye. If the eye is not straight, it can be surgically corrected if the child is young enough. If the lazy eye is prescription-related, it can be treated with glasses and/or patching as long as the patient can tolerate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?
Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it.Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None. "Mongoloid" is: considered an ethnically pejorative term & is no longer used to describe the facial features of flat mid-face, flat nasal bridge, epicanthic folds, skin folds of the inner corners of the eyes & up-slanting palpebral fissures or eye openings that are characteristic facial features of people with Down Syndrome but also are seen in many perfectly neurotypical individuals of Asian descent. ...Read more
DS Phenotype: flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of the heart, intestine, skeletal system & other organs, along with hearing loss, vision problems & certain blood & neurological disorders. Intellectual Disability is usually mild-moderate. Guidelines for medical & developmental care are well-established. ...Read more
DEPENDS ON SEVERITY-: Poor muscle tone; flat face ; nasal bridge; upward slanted eyes w/epicanthic folds; low set ears; open mouth w/protruding tongue; short neck w/excessive skin on nape; short, broad hands; incurved 5th finger; transverse palmar crease; wide gap betn 1st ; 2nd toe; joint hyper flexibility; intellectual/ developmental delay w/mental retardation; congenital heart ; GI malformation, short stature etc. ...Read more
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