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What is the best treatment for heterochromia iridis condition?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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I have heterochromia iridis ...Is there any treatment for them ? And I feel embarrassed because iam different from others

I have heterochromia iridis ...Is there any treatment for them ?
And I feel  embarrassed  because iam 
different from others

Not really: You could consider colored contacts - that would be the easiest way. Certain medications like Lumigan (or latisse) have a side effect of turning your light colored iris dark, so theoretically that could lessen the color difference. Personally, i'd go with the contacts. ...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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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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I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. How is that possible?

Nevus...: ...Or birthmark - if it happens right over the eye it will involve the iris. A centimeter away, and it's just a birthmark. ...Read more

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I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. Is this a sign that we are fraternal twins?

I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. Is this a sign that we are fraternal twins?

Nope!: This is a minor somatic difference that does not negate the fact that you two are otherwise identical. You have an expected ~100% identical dna with somatic mutations being the exception that confirms the rule. ...Read more

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Whats 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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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