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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 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

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How common is it for people who have heterochromia iridium? One percent, two percent, ?

How common is it for people who have heterochromia iridium? One percent, two percent, ?

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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Heterochromia iridium (two different colored eyes) question - what are the most common combinations?

Heterochromia iridium (two different colored eyes) question - what are the most common combinations?

Blue and brown.: The most common combination is blue and brown. The next most common is green and brown. The difference in the eye iris color is due to the lighter colored eye having less melanin pigment in its iris tissue resulting in a lighter appearing color to the iris of that eye. ...Read more

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What are the eye colors you get with heterochromia iridium?

What are the eye colors you get with heterochromia iridium?

Brown and less brown: One eye remains brown and the other will be a lighter shade of brown or grey, blue or green. ...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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If my right eye's iris is about as dark as my pupil, while my left eye's iris is a light brown color. Would this be considered heterochromia iridium?

If my right eye's iris is about as dark as my pupil, while my left eye's iris is a light brown color. Would this be considered heterochromia iridium?

Probably not: Heterochromia is usually diagnosed when one iris is bluish and the other brownish. Various shades of brown can occur with the irises being defined as heterochromia. ...Read more

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What's central heterochromia iridis?

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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How would I know if I have central heterochromia iridis?

Look in the mirrir.: If the eyes are a different color, there you are. ...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