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Old 06-22-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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Infant has stripe of brown in typical blue eyes

My son (now 8 weeks old) was born with a stripe of brown in his typically gray/blue iris. It radiates from the pupil down to the end of the iris. My pediatrician isn't worried about this, but it's so odd. Should I be worried?

 
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Re: Infant has stripe of brown in typical blue eyes

I developed one of those abt 6 yrs ago, and its slowly getting bigger, now almost 1?4 of my eye is brown, the rest green. my daughter6 has it too, in her blue eyes...we told it just genetic altering of pigment, can change over time....I asked when Im an old lady is it posiible I will have odd colored eyes, they said possible. mite tell kids Im a witch then !! but no, apparently it just odd, not dangerous.

 
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Re: Infant has stripe of brown in typical blue eyes

My son has hazel eyes and has a pyramid in his left eye on the bottom. Nothing to worry about, just looks cool

 
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Re: Infant has stripe of brown in typical blue eyes

No, all of us have unique eyes, and are now being used as recognition systems in secure workplaces. it is almost like a fingerprint.

 
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Re: Infant has stripe of brown in typical blue eyes

Hi everyone,
I would like to put in my 2 cents worth This is not meant to alarm or offend anyone but I feel that reading this thread can give a false sense of security that all iris color change is normal.

Generally, heterochromia (different iris color) is genetic and has no medical consequences, it is a just a special characteristic of that eye/person. However, there are cases where the change could be associated with certain congenital medical conditions. On the other hand, adults irises usually (always exception to the rule) don't change color overtime unless due to injury, certain eyedrop use, or a possible ocular or medical condition. This type of acquired heterochromia requires careful examination and thorough medical history check to ensure that the change is not due to a medical issue.

So my point is: If you ever sees a change in your eye iris color (acquired) and you mention that to your eye doctor, and the first and only thing he/she said "oh, don't worry about it, it's genetic" without investigating the eye carefully and probing into your medical history, I think it's time to change to another doctor Yes, I think heterochromia is cool, but it should not just be admired, but be understood as well.

Cheers!

 
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