National Different Colored Eyes Day
Many people have two different colored eyes on July 12th, National Different Colored Eyes Day honors those who have two different colored eyes. Many people captivate us by their eye color; others do so because they have two different colored eyes. They are commemorated in all their uniqueness this day.
It's a condition called heterochromia that has two different colored eyes. There are three main forms of heterochromia:
- One iris is a different shade from the others, which is a different shade from the others
- Partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia – part of one iris is a different shade from the rest of the iris
- Central heterochromia – an inner ring is a different shade of the rest of the iris
The eye color, particularly the color of the irises, is determined by melanin's concentration and distribution. The affected eye may be hyperpigmented (hyperchromic) or hypopigmented (hypochromic). In addition, the excess of melanin indicates hyperplasia of the iris tissues, while a lack of melanin indicates hypoplasia.
The majority of cases of heterochromia are hereditary, resulting from a disease or syndrome, or due to an injury. However, just one eye may change color as a result of certain illnesses or injuries.
Both syndromes that may result in different colored eyes are mosaicism and chimerism. Mosaicism is the study of two or two populations of cells within a single individual. Chimaerism occurs when two or more fertilized eggs meld, resulting in a single individual.
Patches of lighter skin or deafness are two other signs of heterochromia. Infants with different colored eyes after birth should be evaluated by their pediatrician to ensure that no additional care is needed. If eye color changes occur due to injury or are sudden, seek a doctor's care. Often the illness can be severe.
David Bowie, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, Mila Kunis, and Mila Kunis are among those celebrities known to have two different colored eyes.
How to celebrate national different colored eyes day by observing national different colored eyes day
Although some people's participation in this day may be more apparent for some than others, that doesn't mean everyone should miss out. The eyes are the eyes of the soul. Do you know anyone with differing eye colors? Those with two different eye colors share your perplexing eyes. #DifferentColoredEyesDay was used in a social media post by the author of #DifferentColoredEyesDay.
History of the national different colored eyes day has spanned history
National Different Colored Eyes Day was founded by Jeanne Quinn of B Able, Inc. to raise concerns and celebrate the unique features of those with different colored eyes. Many people will live with little to no effect, depending on the degree of heterochromia. However, some people may have problems with a complex illness that has affected them throughout their life. They may not have any answers, but their eye colors always gave the hint.