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Doctor insights on: All The Different Eye Colors

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How is it possible for my family to all have different eye and hair colors?

How is it possible for my family to all have different eye and hair colors?

Different inheritanc: Eye color and hair color are inherited along different tracts in the body. And there are a number of forms of the inheritance so that different members of a family can vary in color and intensity. ...Read more

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Why are my eye colors different in each eye?

Why are my eye colors different in each eye?

Heterochromia iridis: Can result from developmental/genetic disorders (rare) such as waardenburg syndrome, parry-romberg syndrome, or sturge-weber syndrome or from physical trauma to the eye. An ophthalmologist may be able to shed more light on the origin in your case. ...Read more

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How does a person have two different eye colors?

How does a person have two different eye colors?

Most are: Born this way. Although there are a few other causes, such as chronic inflammation or trauma to one eye. Rarely melanoma can cause this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 different colors in one eye?

What to do if I have 2 different colors in one eye?

Monitor it: You should have it monitored by an ophthalmologist. The issue is whether you have had it since birth (usually caused by an iris nevus) or if it is a new finding. I suggest always wearing sun glasses for protection. Photos can be performed in the doctors office of the freckle to monitor it. It is usually a benign condition and should only be treated if the freckle changes in size or appearance. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are my eyes 2 different colors?

Pigment differences: Iris or 'eye' color is related to amount of pigment or pigment cells (melanocytes). Blue eyes have less pigment and brown eye more. Differences in eye color can be due to pigment differences, a mole or freckle on the iris, eye drops and rarely certain diseases. ...Read more

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Do those who have different eye colors have different vision?

Do those who have different eye colors have different vision?

No: Eye color comes from amount of pigment in the iris, with lighter color meaning more missing pigment. Doesn't affect vision. ...Read more

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What eye color should I put on my license if I have different colors each eye?

What eye color should I put on my license if I have different colors each eye?

Not critical: Eye color is one of those identifiers that cannot be changed so it is part of the license listing of the individual. Is one of your eyes a different color because of a nevus (it will be brown), or due to injury or internal iris disease, or is there truly a difference (rare but possible for instance in a sympathetic nerve disruption due to forceps delivery). Use your best guess of base color. ...Read more

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Me and my husband have different eye colors, will our baby have both eye colors?

Me and my husband have different eye colors, will our baby have both eye colors?

Probably not: The factors that determine eye color are very complex, but generally darker colors are dominant genetically over lighter colors. Thus, if one parent has brown or dark eyes and the other blue, the baby will probably have brown (it might depend on the grandparent's eye colors as well). Note however that baby's eyes will not usually show their final color until they're older-usually blue at first. ...Read more

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Do I have heterochromia (different colored eyes). How different do the colors have to be?

Do I have heterochromia (different colored eyes).  How different do the colors have to be?

Not sure.: Any difference in color can be called heterochromia. Some types of heterochromia carry a higher risk of glaucoma, so you should get your eyes checked and screened for glaucoma at least once per year by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are eyes different colors under a blacklight?

Could be: Black lights generally accentuate anything that is white, so the white of your eyes could glow brighter if they were already prominently white. ...Read more

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Why are some people born with eyes that are 2 different colors?

Why are some people born with eyes that are 2 different colors?

Many causes: There are many reasons to have 2 different eye colors. Google congenital horner's syndrome and Waardenberg syndrome to learn about a few. ...Read more

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If your eyes are different colors from the other, are you ok inside the eyeballs?

If your eyes are different colors from the other, are you ok inside the eyeballs?

Normally: Heterochromia iridis, or differently colored irises is a common occurrence. It happens in many normal individuals. Rarely, it can be associated with a number of genetic and a few acquired diseases, all of which can be diagnosed with the help of an ophthalmologist and other general physicians. ...Read more

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What do you call people with different eye colors in each eye?

What do you call people with different eye colors in each eye?

Heterochromia Iridum: This is called heterochromia iridum. It means that one eye has more melanin (color pigment) in one eye vs. The other. It can be due to a variety of causes, but most commonly genetics. ...Read more

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Why does my eye have 2 different colors around the pupil, if you look up close?

Why does my eye have 2 different colors around the pupil, if you look up close?

Natural variation: Assuming that there is nothing wrong with the eye ( vision ok, no trauma, no redness, no pain) then what you are probably seeing is the natural variation of the iris color which can be patterned, variegated or as in your case sort of an outer ring of a different color than the inner ring. Enjoy the beauty of this as it is not harmful and will not affect eye health. ...Read more

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What do you think could cause eyes to be two different colors?

What do you think could cause eyes to be two different colors?

Depends: It depends on the iris pigment density. Some people are born with it. If you got it later it could be you lost pigment in one side more than the other. You may need to follow up with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes are different colors, somewhat. Will they always stay?

Probably: Eye color can vary over the course of your lifetime. Browns, blues or greens may lighten or darken some. If they are already asymmetric, they will likely continue to be. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my eyes two different colors?

Could use expert help with why are my eyes two different colors?

Depends: It depends on the iris pigment density. Some people are born with it. If you got it later it could be you lost pigment in one side more than the other. You may need to follow up with your eye doctor. ...Read more