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Doctor insights on: Blue Eyes

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Blue Eyes (Overview)

Blue eyes- eyes that are blue have less pigmentation than other colors and are from recessive genes.


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Does latisse (bimatoprost) cause blue eyes to turn brown?

Does latisse (bimatoprost) cause blue eyes to turn brown?

Yes it can: Latisse (bimatoprost) is in the postaglandin analogue drug class. These drugs were invented to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. Side effects growth of eyelashes, red eyes, and redness of the eyelids. They can also cause reactivation of herpes virus in the eyes, leading to inflammation and loss of vision. Long term use can cause increased pigmentation of the iris, making blue eyes brown. ...Read more

Blue Eyes (Overview)

Blue eyes- eyes that are blue have less pigmentation than other colors and are from recessive genes.


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Are light blue eyes with a dark border common and what does that mean in terms of biology?

Iris variation: The iris, a name derived from the greek for rainbow, comes in a wonderful variety of colors and patterns. Looked at closely and carefully, you can be aware of these variations. There is not biological signficance to such variations in an otherwise normal iris. Enjoy yours and be more conscious of the patterns in others. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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Why are blue eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Why are blue eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Yes: The iris is a barrier with an expandable hole in the middle through which light passes to the retina. Its function depends on blocking all light that doesn't enter the hole. All iris pigments leak a little light, called "straylight, " causing glare and mildly decreasing visual acuity. Blue pigment happens to leak the most light. Of more consequence is blue-eyed individual's skin photosensitivity. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pt with history of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (father died of malignant melanoma and sister has had a melanoma removed) to take enbrel (etanercept) for ra? Red hair, blue eyes.

Is it safe for a pt with history of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (father died of malignant melanoma and sister has had a melanoma removed) to take enbrel (etanercept) for ra? Red hair, blue eyes.

Immunosuppressant: Enbrel (etanercept) is an immunosupressant to minimize yuur bodies attack of itself. Anything that lowers your immune system may increase your risk for certain cancers such as lymphoma, basal and squamous cell cancers, particularly if you are already fair skinned. Good sun block, wide brimmed hats, minimize sun exposure, etc. Your doctor should be able to discuss the relative risks of treatment of enbrel (etanercept). ...Read more

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If I have dark brown eyes, can I get blue-colored contacts to make it look like I have naturally blue eyes?

If I have dark brown eyes, can I get blue-colored contacts to make it look like I have naturally blue eyes?

No: Unfortunately you can get blue contacts, but they will need to be dark blue in order to cover your natureal dark brown eye color. ...Read more

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Are blue eyes a recessive gene?

Are blue eyes a recessive gene?

Most likely: Eye color is a mixed collection of genetic traits but truly blur eyes and almost always a recessive trait which means that the color must be inherited upon both genes from the mother and the father. ...Read more

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I have hazel/blue eyes. In the edge of the iris I have an orange spot. I have been told I have risk of cancer b/c. Is this true?

I have hazel/blue eyes. In the edge of the iris I have an orange spot. I have been told I have risk of cancer b/c. Is this true?

Unlikely: Cancer of the iris and of the surface of the eye is very uncommon. What you are seeing is probably either a nevus on the iris (is it inside the eye?) or a benign thickening of the conjunctiva at the edge of the cornea (outside of the eye). You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How to make my blue eyes even brighter?

How to make my blue eyes even brighter?

Indirectly: Eyes are considered a part of the personality. If your eyes are blue to begin with, and you have an outgoing, warm relationship to others, they will attribute that in part to your bright blue eyes. There are contacts which can enhance eye coloration and if your eyes are red, or squinty, that will make the blue seem less obvious. ...Read more

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Could blue eyes be dominate over brown?

Generally not: Brown eyes dominate over blue. While eye color inheritance is somewhat mixed, if the only colors in question are strongly blue and strongly brown, then brown dominates. This means of the two genes for any one characteristic, in this case brown, if you have one brown (the other can be either), your eyes will be brown. You would require two blue genes to get blue eyes. ...Read more

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What are ways to make blue eyes brighter?

What are ways to make blue eyes brighter?

Blue Eyes: The most natural way to enhance the blueness of blue eyes is a good and optimistic attitude in life. Be excited about all you do. You adrenal glands then produce adrenaline, which in turn makes the pupil dilate and the eyes appear brighter. Assumption is made that the eyes are otherwise healthy. Dilating the pupils with drops is not a good idea, because vision becomes very blurry. ...Read more

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Why are blue eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Yes: The iris is a barrier with an expandable hole in the middle through which light passes to the retina. Its function depends on blocking all light that doesn't enter the hole. All iris pigments leak a little light, called "straylight, " causing glare and mildly decreasing visual acuity. Blue pigment happens to leak the most light. Of more consequence is blue-eyed individual's skin photosensitivity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blue eyes?

Blue eyes: Blue eyes- eyes that are blue have less pigmentation than other colors and are from recessive genes. ...Read more

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Are blue eyes or brown eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Are blue eyes or brown eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Either: Patients with both blue and brown eyes can be sensitive to light, although, in general, people with lighter eyes tend to be a bit more light sensitive. ...Read more

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Why would someone's blue eyes turn darker almost black?

Why would someone's blue eyes turn darker almost black?

Heredity or disease: This is increased melanin in the iris. This can happen from medication, heredity, or metabolic issues. This should be evaluated. ...Read more

Blue Sclera (Definition)

The white outer layer of the eyeball can have a blue hue. One possible ...Read more