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Doctor insights on: Iris Changes

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Can eye color change?

Can eye color change?

Unusual: Eye color change in adults can signal a specific type of glaucoma. But very often, it seems that the eye color lightens, but this is due to haze in the cornea that can come with aging. ...Read more

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Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...Read more


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Might eyes change colour overtime?

Might eyes change colour overtime?

Yes: Yes they can change. Most of the color change happens during the first two years of life. ...Read more

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Can eye color to change?

Can eye color to change?

Not much: There are a few eye drops that can darken the eyes, especially if they are hazel in color. There is no known way to lighten the eye color (except for contact lenses). Rarely, a cancer of the eye, severe inflammatiion or extreme pressure in the eye can cause a change in color. ...Read more

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How come black eyes don't cause permanent eye color changes?

The darkness of : Skin around the eyes that comes from bruising is eventually absorbed back into the body. ...Read more

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Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Not really: Both glasses and contact are corrective devices for vision correction. It help a person to see clear by correcting refractive error. A person's vision could change with time or under certain conditions. Then the person will need to adjust his/her correction with new glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can focal length change during eye accommodation?

Can focal length change during eye accommodation?

Focal length: In accommodation, the eye increases in focusing and thus decreases the focal length (a closer focal point). When accommodation is relaxed, the focal length increases again. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause changes in pupil size?

Does anxiety cause changes in pupil size?

It can: The diameter of the pupil tends to enlarge in response to fear. In fact some scientists are using technology to measure pupillary response in studies of fear. The pupils will also change diameter in response to changes in the body, such as the introduction of various drugs. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in iris color or depigmentation in the iris (trauma, physical damage) ?

See below: Iris color change can be from congenital changes, trauma, chronic inflammation inside the eye or from certain medications. Changes to the outer cornea such as edema can also give the appearance of a different eye color. ...Read more

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What causes peoples eye color to change?

What causes peoples eye color to change?

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 more

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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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Birth control and skin pigment changes connected?

Birth control and skin pigment changes connected?

Skin pigment + BCP's: The progestational agent in bcp's can often darken skin pigment, and this may not fade when you stop bcp's. Similar to the pigment changes that some women have in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Help can blepharoplasty change eye shape?

Help can blepharoplasty change eye shape?

Eyes Can Change: Eyes can change shape after blepharoplasty. In the old days this was much more common. The lower eyelid is probably the most common reason for eyelid shape changes. The lower eyelid is like a hammock, eventually the support weakens and the lower eyelid begins to droop. In these patients who have some weakness to the lower eyelid, a tightening procedure is often performed at the same time. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion. Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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How can a traumatic eye injury cause a change in iris color?

How can  a traumatic eye injury cause a change in iris color?

Rarely: Trauma cause cause iris damage including a change in color but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can new birth control cause nipple and areola color change?

Can new birth control cause nipple and areola color change?

Possible: As different hormonal surges/changes can possibly cause this. ...Read more