Eye-color

Can Eye Color Permanently Change?

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One of the most distinctive human features is eye color. There are almost infinite shades and hues of blue, green, brown, grey and hazel in the eyes of the world. The eye color of a person may be permanently affected by eye infections, medical conditions and other uncontrollable causes. Those with eyes that are naturally light-colored appear to be more resistant to these shifts.

How Eye Color Develops

The iris is the coloured muscle ring which surrounds the pupil. Its color is determined by the amount of pigmentation within the iris. The color in your eyes is responsible for three genes. Scientists understand how brown, green and blue eyes result from genetic variations. However, they are still working to understand how less common colors, including hazel and grey, are created by a human.

Brown is the dominant colour, and green and blue are usually the champions. Since blue is the most recessive, green will triumph over blue as well. Of course, there are exceptions to this law, and a child with a parent with a brown eye and a parent with a green eye may have green eyes. Even two brown-eyed parents, if the child receives recessive blue-eyed genes from both parents, will produce a blue-eyed child. Additionally, during the first three years of life, the eye colour of a child will change.

 

LASIK & Eye Color

No eye colour is impaired by the LASIK vision correction treatment. The operation forms the cornea, which sits above the iris and is transparent. In addition to its possible advantages and side effects, a more complete explanation of LASIK outlines precisely how LASIK functions.

If you are curious about laser vision correction at our practice, take a few minutes to view our educational videos or read about the various treatment options we offer. Dr. Hamilton is renowned for providing SMILE eye surgery and LASIK in Los Angeles, pioneering new surgical techniques on the West Coast and advancing both procedures throughout his career.

Cosmetic Laser Eye Surgery

However, for the strict purpose of changing eye colour, some physicians use a particular laser, unrelated to LASIK. This laser works on the premise that all brown-eyed individuals have blue pigment in their eyes. This laser works on the premise that all brown-eyed individuals have blue pigment in their eyes. To expose the blue pigment, this laser removes the dark pigment in the iris.

Latisse & Eye Color

Latisse, the topical drug, aims to improve the eyelashes’ thickness and duration. To apply it right above the lash line each night, patients use a special brush. One of the most debated side effects of the drug is the ability to darken the skin colour of certain patients. This is said to happen gradually and usually affects individuals with greenish-blue or hazel eyes. The risk of this side effect is less than one percent, according to one doctor, and it only occurs when any of the drug gets into the eye.

Eye Color & Your Vision

Research suggests a very slight correlation between eye colour and visual acuity, if any. For instance, proof suggests that the lighter the eye, the higher the risk of sensitivity to light. Scientists theorise that light, similar to how light travels through sunglasses, can reach a pale-colored eye more easily. The darker the sunglasses are, the more you will be covered from the sun. Sunlight, which raises the risk of macular degeneration, may be more susceptible to and influenced by lighter skin. These are the only similarities, so far, between eye colour and vision.

Eye Color & Your Diet

Some iridologists and alternative healers claim that the accumulation of toxins in the body is demonstrated by darkened eyes. Some iridologists and alternative healers claim that the accumulation of toxins in the body is demonstrated by darkened eyes. A healthy person would, therefore, have light grey or blue eyes. To eliminate the toxins, they usually prescribe a raw food diet. There have been cases recorded where, as a result of a raw food diet, the colour of the iris has changed, but it is difficult for scientists to reproduce these changes.