Some people are born with different colored eyes, this is the result of a genetic abnormality called heterochromia or ocular heterochromia. It is a very rare problem that affects the diversification in the color of the iris, which is where the melanin pigments of the eyes are found. Usually the eyes are blue, green, brown and black and when heterochromia occurs, the eyes are different colors, one of each color or the same iris having different or mixed colors.
The main reason for different colored eyes is a genetic problem , but it can also occur congenitally or acquired, developing due to Waardenburg syndrome, which is when the child suffers hearing loss and skin and hair color, changing the color of the also. The Ho syndrome mer can also be responsible for the discoloration of the iris, which makes the eyes have different colors. This syndrome acts from the maternal uterus, causing damage to nerves in the nervous system that pass through the eye region, causing the pupil to shrink and the color of the iris to clear up.
As soon after birth it is already possible to notice the eyes of different colors, the pediatrician will request specialized monitoring with ophthalmology. As the months pass, the colors will become more fixed, improving the chances of a more accurate diagnosis. In the case of children who have their iris color changed overnight, the child should be evaluated by a specialist to find the cause. Reasons such as trauma to the eyes due to a blow, presence of a foreign body and even inflammation of the iris are some of the cases related to loss of pigmentation in the eyes and must be taken care of immediately. Cysts and tumors are also causes for color change in the eyes, as well as diabetes problem. But most of the time it can be a difference that draws a lot of attention!
How is it to have different colored eyes?
Cristina, 35, has two children with this genetic alteration! She attributes this event for hereditary reasons since her maternal grandfather has different colored eyes. His 12-year-old daughter Bruna has one blue and one brown eye, his son Natan, 6, one honey and one brown eye. “Children draw attention wherever they go and that is natural for them, but I started to realize that it became a little embarrassing for my oldest daughter.” Bruna thinks it’s cool to be different from her friends, she says she even says they want to be like her at school!
18-year-old Raul also has heterochromia and says everyone asks if he is a contact lens! “Having different colors in the eyes also helped to win girls over. In my early teens, I used my green eye to reach girls and it always worked! ” And he says he never suffered prejudice or heard any joke about his “difference”. Does your child have different colored eyes or do you know someone like that? Leave it in the comments!
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.