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Does a flat nasal bridge and wide set eyes always mean a chromosome disorder?

Does a flat nasal bridge and wide set eyes always mean a chromosome disorder?

No: Sometimes this is a normal inherited trait. Try to see if others in the family share that trait. If you suspect that this person has a chromosome disorder, the doctors that diagnose them are called genetecists. If the person is your child it's best to see a pediatrician about your concerns first. (of course, if this is a coworker or the like, it's best to just leave it be ;). ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Yes, it can: Fraser syndrome is an autosomal recessive congenital disorder characterized by developmental defects including cryptophthalmos (where the eyelids fail to separate in each eye), and malformations in the genitals, and mental retardation, among other defects. Hypertelorism, or increased separation between the eyes, has also been noted. ...Read more

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Can u fix wide set eyes . I really can't look people in the eyes because my eyes are spaced apart is there any way to make them closer in ?

Can u fix wide set eyes . I really can't look people in the eyes because my eyes are spaced apart is there any way to make them closer in ?

Usually yes: If you mean that one eye or both are misaligned such that the eyes don't point at the same target together (called exotropia, a form of strabismus) then yes. Eye muscle surgery is commonly performed both to improve cosmetic results & to reduce any double vision. Otherwise, if distance between pupils is more than average & eyes are straight, surgery is generally not recommended for this situation ...Read more

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What surgeries will fix wide set eyes and a long face?

What surgeries will fix wide set eyes and a long face?

Talk to your doctor: altering one's appearance is more than just having major cosmetic surgery done. It's also a reflection of how you see yourself in your own beauty. Surgery cannot correct that. So see if your PCP can help you understand how Nature has provided you your set of genes. Wide set eyes can't be surgically corrected, and may give you better stereoscopic 3-D vision. A long face can look shorter with bangs. ...Read more

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My baby daughter has wide set eyes & short limbs.. Why?

My baby daughter has wide set eyes & short limbs.. Why?

Many possibilities: The 2 features you mention fall into patterns or syndromes that may reflect genetic issues, exposure to medications, toxins or infection during pregnancy. An evaluation by a geneticist or developmental pediatrician may shed some light on your daughters condition. ...Read more

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My 4 months old has hypotonia, wide bridge to nose, eyes wide set, large fore head. Pediatrician unsure but i think somethink genetic is wrong?

My 4 months old has  hypotonia, wide bridge to nose, eyes wide set, large fore head. Pediatrician unsure but i think somethink genetic is wrong?

Seek consultation: There is often a geneticist affiliated with a medical school or children's hospital that can help you find some answers. Some developmental pediatricians have also gained experience in determining which infant features suggest a syndrome or genetic issue. Your dr may be able to help you find a source or look to the above resources. ...Read more

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Autism and seizures - where can I find information on seizures and neurologists?

Autism and seizures - where can I find information on seizures and neurologists?

Y our doctor first: Best source is your primary care doctor and getting a referral to a neurologist. you can get information about local neurologists from the American Academy of Neurology web site. ...Read more

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My 26.5 months girl taking phenobarbital after seizure since May'14 but not speak without some words.Hearing is ok and pointing for want.Is it autism?

Need some details: What was her development like prior to the seizure? Did she regress in any areas? Does she have thalassemia? Did she have an MRI & an overnight EEG ? She needs to see a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician, Pediatric Neurologist & Child Psychologist at Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital. Use developmental & autism-specific screens on firstsigns.org to help the specialists answer your questions. ...Read more

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Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?

Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild  autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?

Nonstimulants: With a history of seizures in a child so young, nonstimulant medications such as intunive or stratera may be worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more