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What Are The Odds Of Two Different Colored Eyes
Very low chance: While there are no statistics, the chance of a person's two eyes being different colors (heterochromia) is extremely low. More commonly, some people are born with a segment of one iris being a different color from the rest. Also, certain diseases can either increase the brown color (nevus, melanoma) while others can lighten the eye (certain inflammations and glaucomas). ...Read more
Very rare: In humans it is considered a rare occurrence. It is estimated at 0.006% odds. Or roughly 6 in 1000 people. That makes it roughly around 250, 000 people in usa. ...Read more
Eye color: This may be congenital resulting from either horners syndrome or it could be a specific eye problem causing loss of pigment or atrophy of the iris of one eye. If it is aquired then it can be due to iris damage either from inflammation, trauma or surgery. The condition is called heterochromia. ...Read more
See below: Heterochromia, different colored irides, can be hereditary. It can also be a part of rare syndrome such as waardenburg syndrome (white forelock of hair, hearing defect). ...Read more
Heterochromia iridium (two different colored eyes) question - what are the most common combinations?
Not usually: If both eyes are healthy, and the neural connections are intact, both eyes should react similarly to light. A standard test in the ophthalmology clinic involves exposing each eye to a bright light to examine the pupil response. If one pupil does not react properly, that could indicate a problem. If you are noticing differences between your eyes, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
It depends: If the difference is small, the brain can usually fuse the two images, especially with the help of glasses. When it becomes very large (anisometropia), it becomes more difficult to fuse and can result in amblyopia. Contact lenses tend to be better tolerated in people with large differences than glasses. ...Read more
Could you tell me if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?
No harm: As long as you have been fitted for a given brand and curvature of contact lens, any color is ok, so mix and match at will. ...Read more
Anisometropia: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been to two different eye docs this yr. Both says allergies on white of my eyes. Dilated eyes fine. Pass vision test. But vision been changing. What 2 do?
Been 2 two different eye docs. Both says allergies but red lines on eyes since July. Eye pain behind eyelid comes and goes. Now seeing eyelashes. Why?
Blepharitis?: Inflammation of inner lining of eyelids can cause irritation of the eyeball, leading to redness. It can also cause the eyelashes to be redirected toward the eye so that they enter the field of vision. Your symptoms are suggestive of blepharitis. You should ask about this. Make sure you see an ophthalmologist (someone who treats eye disease), not just an optometrist (who just prescribes lenses). ...Read more
Heterochromia: The appearance of the iris (color) of the eye to have two different colors often shows up early in life. Heterochromia ("different color") is usually normal. If this appearance develops in adulthood, it should be evaluated by an eye doctor. If one eye appears "bluer" than the other, the issue may be on the cornea (clear window of the eye). ...Read more
Only way to: Determine what is going on with this is to see or examine your eyes. See an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more
Yes: You can, but there is no need to do this. Use the highest quality name brand and stay away from unknown brands. Happy seeing! ...Read more
I see an outline around everthin-i have seen two different eye dr with no answers and I have no other symptoms-this has been going on for several mont?
Child fasting blood sugar 107 and 110 on two different occasions. Is this a sign of diabetes he is 10. Also sometime complain of right eye blurry.
I went to the eye doctor's and was prescribed with two different prescriptions: -5.5 and -6.5, one for studying, and other for home/out. Is this okay?
I'm having a double vision, even though I have this eye doctor examine me twice with two different prescriptions. Who can help me?
Troubleshooting: See if the double vision persists when you close either eye. If it does, it's a muscle problem more than likely. If it's only in one eye, it's a refractive problem (cornea problem or cataract). If it's not true double vision but ghosting, like a shadow image, it may be dry eyes. These things should be treated before giving you a new pair of glasses. Make sure you've been seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more