Heterochromia iridis is a condition characterized by abnormalities of the iris (the colored part of the eye). In people affected by complete heterochromia, the iris of one eye is a different color than the iris of the other eye. Segmental heterochromia occurs when areas of the same iris are different in color. Most cases of heterochromia iridis occur sporadically and are not associated with any other symptoms or problems. Rarely, heterochromia iridis is part of a congenital (present from birth) syndrome such as Waardenburg syndrome, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Parry-Romberg syndrome, or Horner's syndrome. Treatment for the condition generally targets the underlying cause and/or any associated symptoms (if present).
Last updated: 4/8/2015
How rare is heterochromia iridis?
Unfortunately, we are unable to find a prevalence estimate for heterochromia iridis.
Last updated: 5/19/2016
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