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Whats central heterochromia iridis?

Whats central heterochromia iridis?

Different color...: On the inner and outer part of the iris: like a target. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/heterochromia_blue_orange.png. ...Read more

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Different Color Eyes (Definition)

the definition of different colored eyes is heterochromia. The cause can be congenital Horner's syndrome, Fuch's heterochromic iridocyclitis, trauma, or ...Read more


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Could retinitis pigmentosa cause heterochromia?

Could retinitis pigmentosa cause heterochromia?

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

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Is rubeosis iridis related to rubeotic glaucoma?

Is rubeosis iridis related to rubeotic glaucoma?

Yes: Iris neovascularization can lead to neovascular glaucoma if the intraocular pressure is elevated, causing optic nerve damage. ...Read more

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What are heterochromia iridis side effects?

What are heterochromia iridis side effects?

Nothing really: Heterochromia iridis refers to a difference in coloration of the iris. It does not cause any side effects. It can be inherited or can appear after injury or infection sometimes. ...Read more

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How rare is genetic heterochromatica iridis in humans?

How rare is genetic heterochromatica iridis in humans?

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

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How common is heterochromia iridium in people?

How common is heterochromia iridium in people?

Very rare: It is more common in cats and dogs than in humans. Do not have an exact percentage but very rare would mean less than 1 percent. ...Read more

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What is heterochromia?

What is heterochromia?

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

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What is retinitis pigmentosa?

What is retinitis pigmentosa?

Rare: Rare group of inherited (all types) retinal disease leading to blindness over years due to photoreceptor loss / cell death from various specific protein mutations affecting the retina and retinal pigment epithelium. ...Read more

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What is retinitis pigmentosa?

What is  retinitis pigmentosa?

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 more

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Heterochromic-inherited children eye colors, what does this mean?

Heterochromic-inherited children eye colors, what does this mean?

Heterochromatic eyes: There is no esoteric medical problem involved. It is considered a normal variant. ...Read more

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Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Heterochromia: Prostaglandin analogues used to treat glaucoma have risk in changing eye color. ...Read more

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What eye colors are prominent for people with central heterochromia?

What eye colors are prominent for people with central heterochromia?

Any: People with the "center brown" gene for iris color can have any color for the rest of their iris. ...Read more

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Is entropia hereditary?

Is entropia hereditary?

Sometimes congenital: Entropion (eyelid folds inward) is most often congenital (genetic) or may be related to scarring, spasm, trachoma infection of the eye or aging. ...Read more

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What is iris pigment dispersion?

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

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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 is ocular albinism?

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What is ocular albinism?

Ocular: Loss of pigmentation or dark color of eye. ...Read more

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What chromosome is congenital melanocytic nevi syndrome?

What chromosome is congenital melanocytic nevi syndrome?

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