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when does a babys eye color change

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
The first year: By 6-12 months of age, a baby's iris has reached its final color. There are those who may go a little longer, and those with hazel eyes can appear to ... Read More
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Around 12 months: The level of pigmentation of the iris is what detemines eye color. It reaches stable levels in children usually by 12 months but can take up to 3 year ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes when young: Usually eye color is determined by about age 6 months. However, i had a patient whose eye color changed at age 6 years. I can't remember whether it ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Unusual: Eye color change in adults can signal a specific type of glaucoma. But very often, it seems that the eye color lightens, but this is due to haze in th ... Read More
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Pathological: Other answers can be from chronic inflammation that may be subclinical and destroy iris pigment making it appear lighter. If one is getting darker thi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyes: Send a photo as this is not normal. Could be an underlying iron deposition disease or arcus senilus from high cholesterol. We can run some blood tests ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Carey
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Medication?: Eye color rarely changes if ever. Sometimes it can be from medication such as a prostagladin. Tumor can also get the eye color to changes. You should ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Arcus sinalis: All of us as we get old near the limbus (edge of the cornea) over the clear part of our eye, we get deposits that make the clear part turn white. That ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Very little: After the adult color comes in at around age 2, the color is generally very stable from that point on. The color can be altered by certain diseases o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Corneal changes: The iris of the eye which is the structure which gives the colors we usually attribute to the eyes (blue, brown, hazel, etc.), cannot change even when ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Eyes do not change color.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
No real change...: In general, eye color does not change other than in newborns. However certain eye conditions can give this appearance and should be looked into by an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No effect: The only change will be that honey might attract some nuisance insects which you would rather not have around your eyes. There is no effect of applyi ... Read More

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