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A 38-year-old member asked:

my child's eyes are blue, but one is darker and one lighter. what could cause this?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Normal: Probably nothing. There are some rare causes of heterochromia in kids, like neuroblastoma, but the kid would be pretty sick. If otherwise perfectly healthy, and good vision and no complaints, i wouldnt worry.

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