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My child's eyes are blue, but one is very dark and one very light. What could cause this?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Heterochromia

What you are describing is a condition called heterochromia, which simply means "different color." there are a number of causes of this relatively rare condition.
It is certainly something to bring up with your pediatrician if they haven't already mentioned it. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003319.htm.

In brief: Heterochromia

What you are describing is a condition called heterochromia, which simply means "different color." there are a number of causes of this relatively rare condition.
It is certainly something to bring up with your pediatrician if they haven't already mentioned it. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003319.htm.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Dark eye light eye

Could be a benign condition called iris heterochromia, but it could also indicate eye disease.
I would recommend that you take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for a full eye exam.

In brief: Dark eye light eye

Could be a benign condition called iris heterochromia, but it could also indicate eye disease.
I would recommend that you take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for a full eye exam.
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