Human eye color genetics
lafoster at frontier.wilpaterson.edu
Sun Jan 21 23:48:13 EST 1996
In article <4dmhr1$fko$1 at mhafn.production.compuserve.com>,
74312.1415 at CompuServe.COM says...
>Can anyone give me any clues about the following condition? I'm
>not able to find any information on it.
>There is a 45 year old male on CompuServe who posted photographs
>of his eyes showing a closeup of his eyes. The iris appears to
>be dark blue and there is a lighter color, greenish-yellow around
>the pupil and radiating outward. He claims that this lighter
>coloration occurred rather suddenly and recently, when he was an
>Is this condition also a form of mosaicism? Are you aware of a
>mechanism whereby eye color could change in this way?
>mechanism whereby eye color could change in this way? I could
>even send you the photos (GIF) if you'd like.
I'm not an opthomologist, but I do know that any sudden discoloration is often
a sign of disease. What you describe reminds me of someone who's worn his
contacts a few weeks too much. Does this discoloration occur in both eyes? Or
just one? What is the radius of discoloration?
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