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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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What would cause eye color to change and dull at the age of 23?

What would cause eye color to change and dull at the age of 23?

Sunlight: Although it is not typical some people have light sensitive freckles on their iris that can darken with cumulative light exposure. Since eye color is a composite effect this is one possibility. Another is a condition called Fuchs Cyclitis which often makes one eye duller or heterochromic to the other. Both possibilities should be investigated by an Eye MD. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eye color to change?

What could be causing my eye color to change?

Medications: There are some medications that can darken the color of the eye. This is nothing serious but worth having an ophthalmologist evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can medicine cause vision changes in just one eye?

Not usually: Internally ingested meds usually affect both eyes. Topically if only one eye is treated, obviously yes. ...Read more

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How do the pupils of your eye change size? What causes this?

How do the pupils of your eye change size? What causes this?

Light reflex: When your eye is exposed to light, the dilated pupils receive a signal from the retina, through your brain which tells them to close down to limit the light entry and protect the eye. The pupils (iris) is a muscular structure in a radial pattern which responds to light signals this way. ;pretty cool! ...Read more

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

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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What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes eyes to change color?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes eyes to change color?

Disease: Color change on the surface of the eye can be from liver failure and a rise in bilirubin-the white part turns yellow. The eye can appear red from chronic inflammation from belpaharitis and meibomianitis and dry eye syndrome. The cornea can appear lighter from corneal swelling from a number of conditions. The iris can look light, or darker depending on the disease as well. Got to your eyemd. ...Read more

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What does it mean if damage to my eye causes a change in eye color?

What does it mean if damage to my eye causes a change in eye color?

Eye comor: A change in the eye color following trauma can occur due to either damage to the iris or clouding/scarring of the cornea. ...Read more