Eye color of a baby is among the most fascinating part of his/her growth. Parents are still discussing the eye color of their baby will have. Is this going to be one color or if it will be a mixture of different colors? Medical science tells us that the child’s eyes are a mixture of genetic material from both parents; However, the mixture of the two genes can occur in a number of ways. Thus, the mystery surrounding the child’s resemblance to the other parent can not be established until his/her birth.
After birth, you can easily get an idea of the health of your child while having a good look at him/her. However, you do not know for sure about the color of his eyes. It might take some time before all this is revealed, especially if the child’s eyes are a very light color at the time of their birth.
What Determines the Color of the Eyes of My Baby?
1. Genetic Property
Even if the eye color is a genetic trait, it is not based solely on genetics as wrongly believed by people.
- If you and your partner both have blue eyes then there is a big chance that your baby will have blue eyes, but it is not an absolute certainty.
- Similarly, parents with brown eyes can expect their children to have brown eyes, but nothing is guaranteed.
- Babies who have a grandparent with blue eyes are more likely to have blue eyes, too.
- Babies whose parents have brown eyes and blue respectivementavoir 50% chance of getting eyes either blue or brown.
- Babies born with one blue and one brown eye could be achieved Waardenburg syndrome is a rare genetic disease. You should consult a doctor in time.
Here is a table showing you the likelihood of eye color your baby based on the colors of the eyes of your partner and you.
Melanin is a pigment that gives color to our hair and our skin. This pigment is produced by cells and plays a very important role in determining eye color of the baby. The production of melanin in the iris is triggered when the hospital lights hit the eyes of the newborn. The lesser of the production of melanin, the lighter will be the color of the child’s eyes; while the more melanin is produced, the darker will be the color of your baby’s eyes. Therefore, a little melanin become the eye color of a baby in blue, green, gray or hazel; while too much melanin resulting in him / her get brown or black eyes.
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When Eye Color Changing My Baby?
changes in color of the eyes are most likely to occur when the baby is 6 months old and will continue until he/she reaches the age of 9 months. At that time, the irises have stored melanin in sufficient quantities and it will be easier for you to determine the eye color your baby will have. However, eye color changes do not stop at this point. You can continue to see changes occur at the eye color of your child until he/she is 3 years. These changes would most likely darken the color of the eyes of your child and his/her eye color can change from green or hazel. So do not expect the color of your baby’s eyes suddenly changes from black to blue or gray. The color changes of the eyes in some children continue to occur even when they enter adulthood.
The Eyes of My Baby have Two Different-Color, Should I worry?
1. Heterochromia Heterochromia Iridium and Iridis
Heterochromia iridium is a rare phenomenon in which a baby ends up having eyes with two different colors. Heterochromia iridis is another rare in which the baby has a colored iris. The reason for these two events may be altered gene resulting in excessive pigmentation in one of the iris. Moreover, these events may occur because of medication that are used in the treatment of glaucoma, trauma or injury suffered at the time of birth or congenital pigmented nevi.
2. Waardenburg Syndrome
Another reason why a baby might have Heterochromia iridium Heterochromia iridis or is Waardenburg syndrome in which a gene mutation occurs, causing changes in hair levels, iris pigmentation and skin. Waardenburgchez syndrome some babies comes with a sensorineural hearing loss as well.
3. Treatments According to Different Cases
- With Other Symptoms
Heterochromia Iridis usually do not require any kind of treatment because it is not harmful for your baby. However, if the Heterochromia is accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling or inflammation, it becomes necessary to treat inflammation, first and worry about the after Heterochromia.
- Cannot see or have a Visual Impairment
There are cases where the child is unable to see or disorder of the eye due to Heterochromia.In such circumstances, the use of tinted contact lenses are recommended by opticians. These contact lenses can be used either to darken the tone of light color the eye or to lighten the complexion of dark eye. If you wear one contact lens is difficult, two contact lenses of different colors can be worn instead, which lowers the color of the eyes in one color.
4. Do Not Worry
Even if you choose not to treat Heterochromia iridis, he would have no effect on the health of your child, what so ever. There are many people who have Heterochromia iridis and still live a healthy and happy life. However, if you or your child feel scary or about then you can always start using tinted contact lenses to hide this fascinating anomaly.
However, if you are not sure what to do, it is best to consult with a pediatrician.