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Is There A Cure For 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
Curious: There is no medical danger or problem with it. It just means different coloring in the eyes. ...Read more
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
Heterochromia iridium (two different colored eyes) question - what are the most common combinations?
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
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
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
What do you suggest 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?
Maybe: It depends on whether there is other pathology present. An ophthalmologist can look at your eyes and let you know. ...Read more
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
Look in the mirrir.: If the eyes are a different color, there you are. ...Read more
They are the same: Wikipedia has a nice description of this. ...Read more
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
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
I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. Is this a sign that we are fraternal twins?
I have heterochromia iridis. ..Is there any treatment for them? And I feel embarrassed because iam different from others
Yes.: The only treatment is color contacts, and they can scratch the cornea. ...Read more
Might be.: Most cases of heterochromia are hereditary, or caused by a disease or an injury. Specific causes of eye color changes include: bleeding (hemorrhage), familial heterochromia, foreign body in an eye, glaucoma, or some of the meds used to treat it, injury, mild inflammation affecting only one eye, neurofibromatosis, waardenburg syndrome. ...Read more
Need to find the: Etiology of the hetrochromia to accurately answer this. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely. Colored contact lenses can provide an easy cosmetic solution for the different eye colors. See your eye doctor for a proper contact lens fitting and prescription for colored contact lenses. ...Read more