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Sensory System

Vision

What causes an individual to have eyes with different colors?

Heterochromia is a condition in which one iris is a different color from the other iris. This condition, relatively rare in humans, is usually inherited though it may be caused by disease or injury. In some cases, one part of one iris is a different color from the rest of the iris, a condition known as partial or sectoral heterochromia.



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