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#1 of 4 Old 03-11-2005, 07:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My son is 1/4 Japanese, and he has a few Mongolian spots. He also has a spot on the white of his eye, which at birth I figured was a Mongolian spot, but I recently learned that some Asian children, mostly Chinese, have spots on their eyes that are called scleral melanocytosis. Does anyone know anything about this? Internet searches haven't been particularly helpful. I'm mostly wondering if there are ever any problems associated with this, and if it ever disappears like Mongolian spots usually do. Thanks.

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Is it a spot that is just pigment, or a raised spot? My step-mother has a raised one that she had to get surgery on to remove because part of it was over her pupil and interfering with her vision. If this is not the same kind of spot then I'm not sure I can answer your question.

I was sad when my dds' purple marks started to go away on their backs and bottoms. It was kinda cool. My oldest still has a faint linea negra though.

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It is just pigment, it isn't raised. My son even saw a pediatric ophthamologist a few times for a blocked tear duct, and I am kicking myself for not asking him about it. Although he may not have known anything about it. It seems information on it is really scarce.

USAmma, I can understand you feeling sad when your daughter's Mongolian spots began to fade. I know I will be sad, too, when my son's begin to fade. To me, it's like the last "baby" thing about him, and when that fades, there's no doubt, he'll be a big boy!

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i dont know about eye spots, by my ds has a m.s. at the top of his crack, and it is slowly fading. sigh

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