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Why Are My Eye Colors Different In Each Eye
Heterochromia iridis: Can result from developmental/genetic disorders (rare) such as waardenburg syndrome, parry-romberg syndrome, or sturge-weber syndrome or from physical trauma to the eye. An ophthalmologist may be able to shed more light on the origin in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitor it: You should have it monitored by an ophthalmologist. The issue is whether you have had it since birth (usually caused by an iris nevus) or if it is a new finding. I suggest always wearing sun glasses for protection. Photos can be performed in the doctors office of the freckle to monitor it. It is usually a benign condition and should only be treated if the freckle changes in size or appearance. ...Read more
Not critical: Eye color is one of those identifiers that cannot be changed so it is part of the license listing of the individual. Is one of your eyes a different color because of a nevus (it will be brown), or due to injury or internal iris disease, or is there truly a difference (rare but possible for instance in a sympathetic nerve disruption due to forceps delivery). Use your best guess of base color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: The factors that determine eye color are very complex, but generally darker colors are dominant genetically over lighter colors. Thus, if one parent has brown or dark eyes and the other blue, the baby will probably have brown (it might depend on the grandparent's eye colors as well). Note however that baby's eyes will not usually show their final color until they're older-usually blue at first. ...Read more
Normally: Heterochromia iridis, or differently colored irises is a common occurrence. It happens in many normal individuals. Rarely, it can be associated with a number of genetic and a few acquired diseases, all of which can be diagnosed with the help of an ophthalmologist and other general physicians. ...Read more
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