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How can a black person have blue eyes?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Complicated genetics

Typically, dark-skinned folks have dark colored eyes, light-skinned folks from europe have light colored (often blue) eyes.
In america, there are many black people with a fair amount of european ancestry in their background. Depending on the amount of european ancestry a black person has, it is possible for some blue-eyed genes to emerge.

In brief: Complicated genetics

Typically, dark-skinned folks have dark colored eyes, light-skinned folks from europe have light colored (often blue) eyes.
In america, there are many black people with a fair amount of european ancestry in their background. Depending on the amount of european ancestry a black person has, it is possible for some blue-eyed genes to emerge.
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Iris pigmentation

Eye color is a result of pigmentation in the iris .
Blue eyes means that there is less iris pigmentation than brown eyes . Blue eyes can be present in anyone regardless of their skin pigmentation . However it can also result from chronic iritis or iris trauma

In brief: Iris pigmentation

Eye color is a result of pigmentation in the iris .
Blue eyes means that there is less iris pigmentation than brown eyes . Blue eyes can be present in anyone regardless of their skin pigmentation . However it can also result from chronic iritis or iris trauma
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