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Doctor insights on: Do People With Blue Eyes Get More Cataracts

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Do people with blue eyes get more cataracts?

Do people with blue eyes get more cataracts?

No: Eye color has no impact on cataract developement. Exposure to uv light, certain medications, trauma and diabetes are some of the things that are associated with accelerated cataract formation. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Do blue eyes get cataracts more than brown eyes?

Do blue eyes get cataracts more than brown eyes?

No: There are many factors that go into developing cataracts, mainly family history and environmental factors like uv light and certain medications. ...Read more

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Can a baby get blue eyes if the parent wears blue contacts?

Can a baby get blue eyes if the parent wears blue contacts?

No.: The color of a parent's contacts does not, in any way, affect the eye color of their child. Inheritance of eye color is complex and determined by the parents' genetics, that is, their natural eye color. ...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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I'm mixed Asian and white and is brown eyes black hair. My husband is blue eyes blonde hair. My daughter got blonde blue eyes how did she get blue eyes?

I'm mixed Asian and white and is brown eyes black hair. My husband is blue eyes blonde hair. My daughter got blonde blue eyes how did she get blue eyes?

Blue eyes are..: ..A recessive trait. In order for a child to have blue eyes, both parents need to carry the gene for blue eyes, which they might even if their eyes are not blue. Since your daughter has blue eyes, both her parents have the blue eye gene. ...Read more

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Are people with blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Yes in my experience: I don't have any scientific data to support me, but my blue eyed patients seem to report more sensitivity to light than those patients with brown eyes. ...Read more

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Does people with blue eyes wear glasses more than brown eyes?

No Known Assn.: Visual acuity that can be improved with glasses often relates to the shape of the eyeball which is, as far as is known, not associated with eye color.
The genes which determine eye color are being worked out: http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0002929707000407 and may have some weak association with risk of melanoma. ...Read more

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Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Of course: If you would prefer brown eyes to blue eyes, not the usual desire, then by all means wear brown lenses fit by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with blue eyes are more sensative sunlight?

Is it true that people with blue eyes are more sensative sunlight?

Generally true: Blue eyes let a little more light in and sensitivity is more possible. Brown eyes block light better. Another issue is the pupil size which can vary independently of the iris color. ...Read more

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Is it true people with brown eyes see better than people with blue eyes?

Is it true people with brown eyes see better than people with blue eyes?

Possibly: In bright light. Similar effect to that of athletes putting the black unde there eyes. ...Read more

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Do people with blue eyes generally have worse sight than people with brown eyes?

Do people with blue eyes generally have worse sight than people with brown eyes?

Not at all: Iris color is determined by the amount of brown pigment it contains. A large amount creates brown eyes; less pigment creates a blue appearance. Eye sight is related to the shape of the eye and health of the retina (film layer) and optic nerve. Some eye conditions can lead to poor vision and blue eyes (ocular albinism), but eye color itself is usually not related to eye sight. ...Read more

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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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I learned that behind brown eyes are blue eyes. Is that true?

No: Eye color is the result of a complex combination of the location and amounts of pigment in the iris. The thickness of the iris has an effect as well. ...Read more

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Why did my dark blue eyes turn grey over time?

Due to light and ang: It is the way eyes react to light and angle and grey eyes may look somewhat blue under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Are blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Are blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Yes: Blue eyes have less pigment in the iris and therefore transmit light to the retina easier, increasing light exposure and sensitivity. Not all blue-eyed people are abnormally sensitive to light. Adaptation can happen, as well as the wearing of sun glasses for protection and comfort. ...Read more

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Can african americans have natural blue eyes?

Can african americans have natural blue eyes?

Yes: If there is gene on both sides of the parents (even if they have brown eyes they both can carry a recessive blue eye gene) and the child gets both these recessive genes (one from each parent), then they get blue eyes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cataracts even if I keep my eyes closed while tanning my face?

Is it possible to get cataracts even if I keep my eyes closed while tanning my face?

Cataracts: There are many causes of cataracts besides uv exposure from a tanning bed-- sunlight, smoking, aging, certain medications, and heredity are all factors. So yes, you can still get cataracts even if you close your eyes during tanning sessions. Also, I am not certain that eyelids will block 100% of the uv radiation from a tanning bed. ...Read more

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If a parent has green eyes and another with blue eyes, what color will the child have?

If a parent has green eyes and another with blue eyes, what color will the child have?

No way to know: There's no way to definitively know. Some children have different color eyes than both their parents. ...Read more

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Besides european americans, can asians and afro americans inherit or have baby blue eyes?

Besides european americans, can asians and afro americans inherit or have baby blue eyes?

Recessive gene: Inheritance follows 2 basic patterns. Dominant occurs when one of a double gene pair dominates the other & produces the outcome. In this case brown eyes. Blue eyes requires both eye color genes be blue. Any ethnic group including asians & afro americans could have blue eyes if it entered the gene pool somewhere up the line. It could pass in many generations of brown eyed parents before expression. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the iris in your eyes look like broken glass blue eyes that look like broken glass

What does it mean if the iris in your eyes look like broken glass blue eyes that look like broken glass

It depends: If your iris has always looked like this it is probably normal for you. However if this is a change from the normal appearance of your iris, you should definitely have it evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Grandmother was born with brown eyes but when she went blind she ended up with a blue eyes. Could the same be happening to me?

Grandmother was born with brown eyes but when she went blind she ended up with a blue eyes. Could the same be happening to me?

History: You need to find out the cause of your grandmothers blindness and if there is a familial history. There are several reasons the color of the eyes change, some are more serious than others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in human beings, brown eyes are usually dominant over blue eyes. Suppose a brown-eyed woman whose father had b?

Can you tell me in human beings, brown eyes are usually dominant over blue eyes. Suppose a brown-eyed woman whose father had b?

Eye color: Is genetically complex with a number of factors that determine the actual color appearance. However the brown gene is dominant and the blue gene is recessive. Since only one dominant gene is required for brown eyes, then brown eyed parents can produce blue or brown eyed children, while two blue eyed parents should produce only blue-eyed children. ...Read more

Blue Sclera (Definition)

The white outer layer of the eyeball can have a blue hue. One possible ...Read more


Blue Eyes (Definition)

Blue eyes- eyes that are blue have less pigmentation than other colors and ...Read more