Chromium, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc sound like the components of a sophisticated machine – indeed there are, when you consider that the human body is a machine. Below is an account of how one of these components can make parts of a person resemble a sunflower:
Copper in small quantities is essential for health. Too much or too little copper is not good for health.
In Wilson’s disease [Hassan A, Masood F. Wilson’s Disease: a review. J Pak Med Assoc, 2004 54(9):479-84.] in which too much copper accumulates in the body, the eyes of affected people can look like sunflowers.
Here is more on this condition known as sunflower cataracts.
BONUS: Wilson’s disease belongs to a group of diseases called inborn errors of metabolism