Is It Possible for an Adult's Eye Color to Change?
Question: My father disappeared 35 years ago -- now he shows up. When he left, he had green eyes, but now he has blue eyes. Is this possible?
Answer: This change in eye color can occur through the presence of arcus senilis, according to Walter Bortz, M.D., in Healthy Living: Ask Walter Bortz, M.D.
Occurring in older people, arcus senilis is a ring of whitish cholesterol around the outer rim of the iris. Under a certain light, this ring may cast a bluish tinge, particularly to green eyes. Additionally, some of the new glaucoma drops can and do change the color of the iris, but this change is from blue to brown.
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