National Different Colored Eyes Day

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National Different Colored Eyes Day in USA in 2021

About National Different Colored Eyes Day

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Dates of National Different Colored Eyes Day
2022 USA Tuesday, July 12thNational Different Colored Eyes Day
2021 USA Monday, July 12thNational Different Colored Eyes Day
2020 USA Sunday, July 12thNational Different Colored Eyes Day
2019 USA Friday, July 12thNational Different Colored Eyes Day
Summary
Only one in 200,000 people in the US have this eye-catching condition.

Heterochromia of the eye is called heterochromia iridum or heterochromia iridis. It can be complete or sectoral. In complete heterochromia, one iris is a different color from the other. In sectoral heterochromia, part of one iris is a different color from its remainder.

One example of a famous person who had different colored eyes is David Bowie. In fact, he didn't have heterochromia - his unique eyes were the result of a jealous fight with a friend over a girl they both liked. A clumsy punch to the eye resulted in the paralysis of the muscle that contracts the iris. His pupil, which was fully dilated at the time, was unable to change size. This meant that whenever his other eye had a contracted pupil, the difference in colour created an intriguing effect. Named anisocoria, this condition came to be seen as a blessing by Bowie himself, who admitted that the odd feature added “a kind of mystique” that became synonymous with his iconic appearance.

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