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Marion Stewart

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Can your eyes change colour as you age?
« on: 11/04/2010 10:30:05 »
Marion Stewart  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Never miss your spot on radio 720 SA. Athough I live in Botswana. 

My brother in law in England started off life with brown eyes and at about the age fo 55 they changed to bright blue.  He owns a yacht and sails and I have heard that being at sea a lot can change the colour of your eyes.  all my friends laugh at this but...

kind regards   marion stewart

What do you think?
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Offline RD

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Can your eyes change colour as you age?
« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2010 13:31:44 »
The apparent colour of eyes (or anything else) depends on the context ...
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=17822.msg201320#msg201320

e.g. eyes may look a different colour in artificial light than when seen in natural light.
« Last Edit: 11/04/2010 14:06:46 by RD »
 

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Can your eyes change colour as you age?
« Reply #2 on: 30/07/2010 09:06:44 »
My dog started off with blue eyes, but now has hazel eyes ... clearly not an old sea dog! (Actually, for the first year I had her, she didn't know what "walk" meant, as she only recognised "beach" and occasionally "woods" - when the summer season started and the grockles came down, banning dogs from the beach - roll on October when we get our beach back)
 

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