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Causes Eye Color Change
The darkness of: Skin around the eyes that comes from bruising is eventually absorbed back into the body. ...Read more
Sunlight: Although it is not typical some people have light sensitive freckles on their iris that can darken with cumulative light exposure. Since eye color is a composite effect this is one possibility. Another is a condition called Fuchs Cyclitis which often makes one eye duller or heterochromic to the other. Both possibilities should be investigated by an Eye MD. ...Read more
A few conditions: Generally, eye color becomes "locked in" by about 6 months to 1 year of age. The iris contains brown pigment, and the less pigment present, the lighter the eye color becomes. Diseases that damage the iris (inflammation, certain glaucomas...) can lighten it while tumors and freckles can darken parts. High corneal cholesterol can make the eye seem bluer. Any changes in eye color should be evaluated. ...Read more
No: Not sure what you mean, but it would be crazy to put acid your eye. Are you talking about ingesting acidic substances? That wouldn't change eye color either. ...Read more
The part of penis head become much darker (closer to the urethra). I feel no other causes for concern except color change. But it lasts for a month…
Many Possibilities: But most likely normal. The tip may have gotten irritated causing some darking in the healing skin. Irritation could be from sex, masturbation, rubbing on clothing, skin infections... It could also be dye transfer from clothing. If it continues or has other symptoms, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more
Medication?: Eye color rarely changes if ever. Sometimes it can be from medication such as a prostagladin. Tumor can also get the eye color to changes. You should see your primary care doctor you might refer you to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Arcus sinalis: All of us as we get old near the limbus (edge of the cornea) over the clear part of our eye, we get deposits that make the clear part turn white. That makes our iris color less obvious and pale. Also as we get old our iris atrophy and gets thinner with less pigment on it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Corneal changes: The iris of the eye which is the structure which gives the colors we usually attribute to the eyes (blue, brown, hazel, etc.), cannot change even when diseased. If you notice a change in the color it is probably some change in the cornea which can develop deposits making it whitish which blends in with the iris color. If this is a rapid change, check with your ophthalmologist for understanding. ...Read more
No: Eyes do not change color.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
The first year: By 6-12 months of age, a baby's iris has reached its final color. There are those who may go a little longer, and those with hazel eyes can appear to change between brown and green, but generally, the pigmentation has reached its full level by the first year. ...Read more
Not likely: It is possible that your eyes seem lighter because of the clothes or make up you wear. They are not actually lighter. There are a few medications that make the eyes darker as a side effect. There are none that make them lighter. ...Read more
Light direction: Pupils normally look dark, as the direct light path would in fact be from behind your head, which blocks that. Cameras with a light source closely aligned to the lens, can cause the red eye which is in fact the natural color of the back of the eye. Lighter, larger pupils are more prone to this. To eliminate this if you take pictures is tell the subject to look at your shoulder. ...Read more
No: Your eye color is genetically determined.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Eye color change is rare and not associated with pressure on the eyeball. ...Read more
Might turn white: An advanced untreated cataract will eventually turn white in the pupillary space. If still untreated, some will dissolve and lose the white color but more often will rupture and set up a terrific inflammation inside the eye. In this era, cataract removal is so predictable and safe that advanced cataracts should be rare. ...Read more
Use travatan for 7 months and am experiencing eye color change & bloodshot eyes. Is there anything I can use to counteract the bloodshot eyes?
Stop the medicine: Both the eye color change and the bloodshot eyes are unwanted side effects from travatan. Your ophthalmologist will need to change you to a different type of medication to lower eye pressure. ...Read more
This does not work to change eye color. There are a few medications used to treat high pressure in the eye that can darken the eyes.
The most common way to change eye color is to wear colored contact lenses. ...Read more
In glaucoma why are proglastalins eye drops prescribed most frequently when eye color change and darkening skin are common side effects?
Because: Most efficacious (first line among meds), easiest dosing (once a day), limited side effects (generally well-tolerated), with dark eyes and dark skin, cosmetic changes less important. ...Read more
Use travatan for glaucoma w/40% reduction in pressure, but afraid of eye color change. Dr said slt would lower pressure the same amount. Right?
Travatan and other drugs in is class can darken an eye that has some brown in the iris to begin with (hazel). Not a true blue eye and a dark brown eye is too dark to notice.
Slt can have the effect of that medication in lowering the internal eye pressure although the effect is variable and may not be long lasting. There are other anti-glaucoma medications available however. ...Read more
How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair, eyes, and skin color change after born?
Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more
Travatan has lowered eye pressure in glaucoma 40% but I'm very afraid of possible eye color change. Could cosopt also lower pressure 40%?
Do not worry: Travatan is very effective at lowering pressure with almost no side effects, but more importantly can help prevent vision loss from glaucoma by lowering the pressure. The eye color change is rare, and might occur with long term use in people with blue eyes and a hazel center. The hazel part might appear darker or larger over a long period of time. Cosopt is ok, but has more side effects. ...Read more
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