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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. ...Read more

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Might eyes change colour overtime?

Might eyes change colour overtime?

Yes: Yes they can change. Most of the color change happens during the first two years of life. ...Read more

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Eyes changing colors, what is wrong?

Eyes changing colors,  what is wrong?

Not sure: If the colored part (iris) is changing colors this can be due to deposits on the peripheral cornea and can be normal. If the white part of the eye is getting more yellow, this can be due to systemic problems. Please see an ophthalmologist to check this out. ...Read more

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Are there any eye drops that change eye color?

Are there any eye drops that change eye color?

A few: The main one is the family of prostaglandin inhibitors used to treat glaucoma which can darken the irises of those with hazel eyes to a brownish color. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could you change your eye color permanently?

Usually no: There are certain drops used to treat glaucoma that can make a hazel or light brown eye turn dark brown. The don't change color in pure blue or dark brown eyes. Other than in that instance, there is no way to safely change eye color permanently. ...Read more

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Will lilash eyelash stimulator change my eye color?

Will lilash eyelash stimulator change my eye color?

Maybe: The prescription latisse, (bimatoprost) does have a known side effect of turning blue eyes brown.--this is rare. If you use this product, be careful and apply a small amount only to your lash line. In my opinion, however, the more commonly seen side-effect from the above product is causing the skin around your eyes to darken. ...Read more

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When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

At conception: When the sperm and egg combine their genetic material, the eye and skin color are determined. ...Read more

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Could using zinc change your eye colours?

No: Zinc does not change eye color. There are some eye drops that can darken your eyes. They are available by prescription only. ...Read more

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Someone became blind from cataract, would their eye color change?

Someone became blind from cataract, would their eye color change?

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

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Does eye color fade?

Does eye color fade?

No: Generally eye color , which is the color of the iris, after two years of age will be constant throughout life. It can fade from some uncommon diseases which can shred or attack the iris, but this is uncommon. Otherwise, what you have at age 19 is yours for life. ...Read more

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Different color eyes genetic?

Different color eyes genetic?

Yes: The color of the iris is a pattern defined by a number of genes and it is the combination of these that leads to the color we see in the iris. The inheritance is not simple however, and prediction of color other than the browns, is tricky and unreliable. ...Read more

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What color contact lens would look good on brown eyes?

What color contact lens would look good on brown eyes?

Many: Many colored contacts are nearly invisible on brown eyes, especially dark brown eyes. You can try on different colors to judge the effect during your contact lens fitting. Take a friend with you. It's fun! ...Read more

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Does color eye contacts expire?

Does color eye contacts expire?

Color contacts: Do not buy color contacts without first having a contact lens fitting and a full dilated eye exam. All the rules that apply to contact lens wearers similarly apply to color contact lens wearers. Just because they are cosmetic for some people doesn't mean they should not be worn responsibly. Do not share color contacts with your friends. ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more

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