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How rarr is having different colored eyes?

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Dr. Daniel McGee
Family Medicine

In brief: Heterochromia

Having two different colored eyes is called heterochromia iridium. Eye color is determined by a combination inherited genes which determine the amount of melanin in the eye.
Heterochromia occurs when a person has different amounts of melanin in each of their irises. It is usually not clinically significant but can be caused by trauma, meds or other syndromes & new onset or infants need dr eval.

In brief: Heterochromia

Having two different colored eyes is called heterochromia iridium. Eye color is determined by a combination inherited genes which determine the amount of melanin in the eye.
Heterochromia occurs when a person has different amounts of melanin in each of their irises. It is usually not clinically significant but can be caused by trauma, meds or other syndromes & new onset or infants need dr eval.
Dr. Daniel McGee
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