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Eye Color Name Chart
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on what you mean by light--if you mean blue or green eyes, never, unless their parents are of different descent. If you mean light brown vs dark brown, i don't think anyone knows. I have light brown eyes but my wife's are almost black. One of my two children has light brown, the other almost black. ...Read more
Read smallest line: The snellen chart is a graded series of letters or numbers smaller as you go down. The uncorrected vision is the smallest line easily read with each eye. Your ophthalmologist will present you with lenses to improve the level of the smallest line to hopefully get you to 20/20 - the standard of normal. It is a subjective test requiring your active input. ...Read more
Optometry/optician #: Premium Digital Opto Extreme PAL, as a prescription lens that was purchased for eyeglasses, stands for what manufacturers name?
This is just : The name of the type of lens that was prescribed. It has no manufacturer name mentioned. ...Read more
Degree: Colorblindness is not necessarily all or nothing. There are varying degrees- thats all. ...Read more
The darkness of : Skin around the eyes that comes from bruising is eventually absorbed back into the body. ...Read more
Heterochromatic eyes: There is no esoteric medical problem involved. It is considered a normal variant. ...Read more
64 y.O. Female. With transient 3-5 minutes) vision change: vibrating, black zigzag lines, glowing around periphery of both eyes. Not blurred x 3?
Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulated the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or other associated symptoms. To be sure see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. ...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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Color perception: Color vision can be altered in the usual way by inherited defects in the color perceptive elements of the retina. But advanced retinal disease like diabetes can impair color recognition; and changes in the color of the lens, and a few odd types of strokes and optic nerve disease all can alter color recognition patterns. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer