Heterochromia - different colored eyes
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
Alternative names: colored eyes, eyes of different colors
heterochromia - a colorful eye at one and the same person.
Heterochromia is rare in humans, but quite often in dogs (such as Dalmatians and Australian sheep dogs), cats and horses.
In most cases, heterochromia is hereditary and is caused by any disease, syndrome or injury.Sometimes one eye may change color due to certain diseases or injuries.
Specific causes of eye color changes:
- bleeding (hemorrhage);
- familial (hereditary) heterochromia;
- foreign object in the eye;
- glaucoma or certain medications used to treat it;
- mild inflammation, which affects only one eye;
- Waardenburg syndrome.
Treatment and Guiding
recommend an adult patient or the parents of a sick child to see a doctor if they notice changes in addition to the color of one eye or both eyes.It requires careful examination of the eyes to make sure that these changes are not a symptom of a medical pr
Some conditions and syndromes associated with heterochromia - for example, such as pigmentary glaucoma, - can only be detected by careful examination of the eye.
Your doctor may ask the following questions to assess the cause of heterochromia:
- Did you notice the two different eye color with your child when he was just born, or shortly after birth - only recently;
- if other symptoms are present;
- infant with heterochromia is to be examined by a pediatrician and ophthalmologist to detect other possible problems.
complete eye examination can rule out most causes of heterochromia.If there is a lot of frustration, then further testing may not be needed.If another disorder is suspected, the diagnostic tests can be carried out - such as blood tests or chromosome studies are needed to confirm the diagnosis.