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Blue Eyes (Overview)

Blue eyes are a genetic trait inherited from one's parents. Blue eyes may also be seen in certain hereditary medical conditions, such as albinism.


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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 are a genetic trait inherited from one's parents. Blue eyes may also be seen in certain hereditary medical conditions, such as albinism.


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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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