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Dark Brown Eye
Why did my sons eyes change color? At 9 or 10 yrs old after a high fever, my dark brown eyed sons' eyes changed color to hazel and sometimes pale green. Now 12, his eyes still are hazel. Summertime they seem greener. Have you read about fevers permanently
I got a 2nd degree sunburn last year (no sunscreen) and it took a week to heal. And now I have dark brown eyelids and eye wrinkles and im fair skinned.
No: It is not bad, but it will make the eyes look a bit muddy. ...Read more
Colored contact lens: Colored contact lenses are the only way to change the appearance of your eye color. ...Read more
No: You cannot change the color of your iris. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible if there are genes from other parent and grand parents. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I could have a child with green or blue eyes even though I have dark brown eyes?
Yes: Your eyes require only one brown dominant eye color gene to make you brown, leaving room for a green or blue recessive gene in your mix. Dad would need to have a similar recessive gene to add, but these are possible. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have dark brown eyes, do regular eyedrops, bring the eyecolor a little lighter?
Nothing: There is nothing you can do to change the color of your eyes other than wearing colored contact lenses. ...Read more
I woke up this morning and saw that my eye color got darker, like really dark brown. Darker than before. What can cause this?
Go to your doctor: It's actually could be assign of a problem in your fellow eye. ...Read more
Scared. Age 55f.always had medium color brown eyes with dark green ring. Lately change to light moss green. Dull. Bloodshot a lot. Ideas?
Hi I'm 18 and have dark brown eyes and recently I have noticed that my iris have developed a grey outer ring. Is it something I should worry about?
Grey ring on iris:
IMahmood ~ that is an early onset of "arcus senilis" characteristic of older people. It is probably of no significance, but it is sometimes associated with raised cholesterol so have your cholesterol panel done and if normal I would not be concerned, but check cholesterol regularly.
TOTAL, LDL, HDL, cholesterol and serum triglycerides
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Arcus: This is due to cholesterol deposits in your cornea. You need to get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more
Arcus: It sounds like corneal arcus. You should have your cholesterol checked. ...Read more
Yes: Eye color can change over time so it is possible for your babies eye color to lighten over time. ...Read more
May son has very dark brown eyes and a small patch that is even darker brown on his iris. I think he has always had it- is that normal?
Dark brown eyes: Yes, it sounds like it is normal ...Read more
What can I do to reduce my dark circles? . Thing is my dark circles are like light brown, and I have fine lines under my eyes. What can I do about it
Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be difficult to eliminate. Cool compresses, facials, anti-allergy eye drops or systemic pillls can be of some benefit. In certain cases, laser skin treatment or facial dermal fillers can be of help. The most effective treatment is makeup (ie concealer) applied to the area. ...Read more
Individual sensitive: While it is true that lighter colored eyes on average tend to be more light sensitive, many with brown eyes are also light sensitive and you fall in that category. As long as the eyes are not diseased and the vision is good, then you don't have to worry about this although you might carry sunglasses with you more often. ...Read more
Long time dream: This is not possible with current pharmacology or technology. You can wear color changing contact lenses although I would not call that "Natural". ...Read more
How is it that I have very dark brown eyes when my mum's eyes are grayish and my dad's are green?
Genetics: Eye color determination is genetically determined by your parents, with about 15 genes so far having been discovered that influence eye color. There are also various expressions of eye Color due to genetic polymorphisms. Enjoy the beautiful brown eyes that you have been blessed with! ...Read more
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
Hi I don't know how to use this but I'm giving it a go a dark brown patch of skin has appeared just under the corner of my left eye. Dunno what it is?
Get seen.: Any change in skin coloration has the potential to be something serious. Usually it isn't, but you need to be examined to find out what the spot is, and if treatment is necessary. Wear sunscreen so the spot does not get darker. And you don't get more of them, if it is due to sun exposure. ...Read more
Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read more
Ring around eye: This is probably an Arcus. It appears to surround the colored part of the eye. It's actually in the cornea. It is usually gray color, but may appear bluish. It is perfectly benign. In a younger person it is a good idea to have a cholesterol test, since it is fatty degeneration. Sometimes it is familial. It does not effect vision or cause any ocular problems. ...Read more
Cholesterol: You may have high cholesterol and /or triglyceride levels that result in this blue halo appearance of your cornea, but only a blood test for these could tell you for sure. This deposition however is normal usually particularly if you are female or males over 40 years old. In darker races with brown eyes, it appears more whitish- blue and is easier to see. ...Read more