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They are the same: Wikipedia has a nice description of this. ...Read more
Heterochromia of the: iris is not directly associated with RP. If the iris is affected it is usually due to an iritis (which can occur with RP). If you do notice lightening of the iris with your RP you should go to your ophthalmologist immediately since an untreated iritis can cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Very.: Heterochoromia in humans is likely found only in 3 genetic disorders, and most are sporadic cases. The most common is Waardenberg syndrome, which is an autosomal dominant condition, variable in expression, causing a white forelock, widely-spaced eyes, heterochromia, and deafness. Another is Horner syndrome, and lastly Piebald syndrome. ...Read more
Two-colored eyes: One eye may be light blue, the other dark brown, or a portion of one iris may be a distinctly different color. Sometimes this just happens. Sometimes it's inherited with or without other features. Some blue eyes have a brown center, more dramatic than just hazel eyes, this is "central heterochromia". Waardenburg's gives heterochromia and some degree of hearing loss. ...Read more
Hereditary condition: It is a complex combination of hereditary conditions that affect the photoreceptors. Its a degenerative process that can be caused by a number of mutations and depending on the type, vision loss can begin as early as soon after birth to as late as in your middle age. Sometimes vision loss can be mild enough that you may not realize you have it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heterochromatic eyes: There is no esoteric medical problem involved. It is considered a normal variant. ...Read more
Any: People with the "center brown" gene for iris color can have any color for the rest of their iris. ...Read more
Iris: The iris, with its hole in the center: the pupil, in in constant motion by the effect of light entering the eye, containing circular and radial muscle fibers, the iris is constantly "flexing" these muscles. The back iris surface contains a layer of pigment that gives color to the eye. Excessive pigment shedding may clogg the drainage system internally and lead to pigmentary glaucoma. ...Read more
No specific link: The congenital melanocytic nevus syndrome is considered sporadic in its occurrence.A few available studies of biopsy material have found abnormalities on the 1st, 12th or 19 th chromosome but no consistent pattern is reported.See the recent article : www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2994429. ...Read more
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