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What are the ways that certain injurys cause heterochromia (eye color change)?

What are the ways that certain injurys cause heterochromia (eye color change)?

Many causes: Iris color is a function of the amount of pigment, blood and nerve supply. Trauma and inflammation, injury and surgery and diseases that damage or diminish nerve supply can cause iris color to change.

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How come black eyes don't cause permanent eye color changes?

How come black eyes don't cause permanent eye color changes?

The darkness of: Skin around the eyes that comes from bruising is eventually absorbed back into the body.

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

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

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.

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What causes peoples eye color to change?

What causes peoples eye color to change?

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.

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What could be causing my eye color to change?

What could be causing my eye color to change?

Medications: There are some medications that can darken the color of the eye. This is nothing serious but worth having an ophthalmologist evaluate it.

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I recently read that acidity causes the eye to change color, is that true?

I recently read that acidity causes the eye to change color, is that true?

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.

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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…

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.

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Can eye color change?

Can eye color change?

Unusual: Eye color change in adults can signal a specific type of glaucoma. But very often, it seems that the eye color lightens, but this is due to haze in the cornea that can come with aging.

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Why might my eye color change?

Why might my eye color change?

Eyes: Send a photo as this is not normal. Could be an underlying iron deposition disease or arcus senilus from high cholesterol. We can run some blood tests to see if serious.

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Wondering why would my eye color change?

Wondering why would my eye color change?

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.

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Will my eye color change to paler as I age?

Will my eye color change to paler as I age?

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.

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Can eye color change progressively over time?

Can eye color change progressively over time?

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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What are reasons why would my eye color change?

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.

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

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

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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When does babies eye color change permantely?

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.

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If I put honey in my eyes, will my eye color change?

If I put honey in my eyes, will my eye color change?

No effect: The only change will be that honey might attract some nuisance insects which you would rather not have around your eyes. There is no effect of applying honey to the surface of the eye on the interior color of the eye which is caused by the iris.

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My eyes seem to have become lighter in shade. Is eye color change possible?

My eyes seem to have become lighter in shade. Is eye color change possible?

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.

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Why would my eye color change to red in photo?

Why would my eye color change to red in photo?

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.