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heterochromia
18Aug, 2016

DIFFERENT-COLORED EYES

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The term “heterochromia” describes the condition in which a person has different-colored eyes. Whether we have blue, green, brown, or hazel eyes is determined by the amount of melanin that we have in our irises, the thin, circular structures that surround the pupils. In most cases, heterochromia is benign and does not affect health or vision. “Congenital heterochromia” refers to different-colored eyes that are present at birth or that develop in early childhood as the result of a genetic trait. Heterochromia can also be a symptom of another condition that […]
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