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A 35-year-old member asked:

can eye color change progressively over time?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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 of the eye interior, a few pharmacologic agents and cornea conditions which mask the iris color. If you think this is happening see your ophthalmologist.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes peoples eye color to change?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Downing
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Eye color: Some children with blue or hazel eyes can have some darkening with variable amounts of brown as they age. If there are similar changes in both eyes, it is usually normal. If one darkens and the other doesn't, that should be checked.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can eye color change?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics 32 years experience
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 was green to blue or vice versa.
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Some glaucoma eye drops can cause darkening of the iris with prolonged use in susceptible individuals
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you please explain why some peoples eye color change and some peoples eye color doesn't?

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
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 eye doctor. In addition, sometimes hazel colored eyes can give the illusion of looking more blue, green or brown depending on what color clothing surrounds them.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What would cause eye color to change and dull at the age of 23?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Examination: You need to go see an physician. I can't think of good things that make your eyes change color and become dull.

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