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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Different Color Eyes (Definition)

Heterochromia iridis is a clinical finding in which the iris of each eye is a different color. This may be inherited or may be the ...Read more


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How to tell if I have central heterochromia iridis?

How to tell if I have central heterochromia iridis?

Look in mirror: Heterochromia iridis means the iris of your eye (the colored part) is more than one color. There are various forms of it such as having a sector of the iris to be darker brown than the rest or even having two completely different eye colors. Central heterochromia iridis refers to the genetic trait also called center-brown. In this trait, the portion near the pupil is darker than the rest. ...Read more

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My husband has heterochromia iridis, will my son have it?

My husband has heterochromia iridis, will my son have it?

Not necessarily.: Some heterochromia is due to a "birthmark" that happens to be over the eye; some is genetic, possibly dominant. ...Read more

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What is heterochromia iridis? Does it have any effect on your health?

What is heterochromia iridis? Does it have any effect on your health?

Rarely problematic: If you have acquired a difference in iris color in your adult life, it can mean a problem with degeneration or inflammation of an eye. It is rare. That should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. ...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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Can you tell me the side effects of having heterochromia iridis?

Can you tell me the side effects of having heterochromia iridis?

Inflammation: most people with heterochromia iridis have no problems as long as the difference of iris color is not due to an itis tumor, trauma or prior minflammation. In certain cases, iritis or inflammation can occur.. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for heterochromia iridis condition?

No treatment needed: This does not cause any issue so no treatment is needed. If the color difference bothers you, you can consider colored contact lenses. ...Read more

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I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. How is that possible?

Nevus...: ...Or birthmark - if it happens right over the eye it will involve the iris. A centimeter away, and it's just a birthmark. ...Read more