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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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I have heterochromia iridis. ..Is there any treatment for them? And I feel embarrassed because iam different from others

I have heterochromia iridis. ..Is there any treatment for them? And I feel embarrassed because iam different from others

Not really: You could consider colored contacts - that would be the easiest way. Certain medications like Lumigan (or latisse) have a side effect of turning your light colored iris dark, so theoretically that could lessen the color difference. Personally, i'd go with the contacts. ...Read more

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What's 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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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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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

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I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. Is this a sign that we are fraternal twins?

I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. Is this a sign that we are fraternal twins?

Nope!: This is a minor somatic difference that does not negate the fact that you two are otherwise identical. You have an expected ~100% identical dna with somatic mutations being the exception that confirms the rule. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and my husband has heterochromia iridis, will my child have the same condition?

I am pregnant and my husband has heterochromia iridis, will my child have the same condition?

Possibly: Heterochromia is listed as an autosomal dominant trait. If dad had the condition at birth (didn't develop it after trauma or other process) transmission depends on his genetic makeup. Most would carry one h gene with a 50%/conception transfer. If dad had 2 h genes, all his offspring would be affected. ...Read more

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Do I have a type of heterochromia iridium if I have 2 colors in one eye?

Do I have a type of heterochromia iridium if I have 2 colors in one eye?

Not neccessarily: Heterochromia refers to two situations - two eyes that are distinctly different in color and one eye that has a sector area of darker area. ...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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Is there a health problem if you have heterochromia iridium?

Is there a health problem if you have heterochromia iridium?

Generally no.: If you are born with heterochromia iridium you do not have a health problem. It is congenital and it is due to the iris of one eye having less melanin pigment than the other eye resulting in a lighter color to the iris of the eye with less pigment. If you acquire the heterochromia later in life, you could have an inflammatory glaucoma condition called heterochromic iridocyclitis. ...Read more

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Is heterochromia iridium serious or just a curious thing to have?

Is heterochromia iridium serious or just a curious thing to have?

Curious: There is no medical danger or problem with it. It just means different coloring in the eyes. ...Read more

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Question about my heterochromia iridium - will it change with age?

Question about my heterochromia iridium - will it change with age?

Generally little.: Generally heterochromia iridium should change very little with age. The only change that could occur is any change that occurs in any tissue as a result of aging. In the case of the iris, the tissue may lose some of its melanin pigment as it ages. This may result in a slight noticeable change in the intensity of the difference in color of the two eyes. ...Read more