Brushfield Spots are associated with the genetic condition Downs Syndrome (named after British Physician, J. L. H. Down 1828-1896). Some sources say that they may also be present in normal individuals (especially children) whereas other sources suggest that when Downs Syndrome is not present, small white or grayish/brown spots on the periphery of the iris in the human eye are more likely to be "Kunkmann Wolffian" bodies.
Anyone concerned about this or another medical condition, or requiring diagnosis should consult an appropriate professional.
Brushfield Spots are named after British Physician T. Brushfield (1858-1937).
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