12 STRANGE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOUR EYES

Our senses help us navigate and interact with the environment and help us process the sensory information. They are sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. We use them on daily basis, thus we take them for granted. Until something happens to them, you do not even realize how much you rely on them. Let us see which the strangest things that can happen to your yes are:

  • Eye cancer or eye tumor – it can develop anywhere in the eye, while the most common types are called limbal dermoids. They are mostly benign, but can have some unusual hair growth on them.

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  • Star in the eye – this is another name for cataracts. This is common among older people, however, other people develop them from unusual situations. There was an electrician in Florida that came into contact with 14 thousand volts of electricity which travelled through his body and his optic nerve. This caused him develop cataracts which looked like star.

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  • Tooth in the eye – having tumor or implanting it into the eye by a doctor are two reasons one can have tooth in the eye. One girl form India had tumor in her eye which has been growing for years. It had a teeth in it. This tumor can develop into any kind of tissue so it grew teeth. Another guy has been blind for a decade after a work accident, but was able to see again after his doctor tried a new groundbreaking procedure.
  • Albino red eyes – this is caused by lack of melanin and pigment. These people have pale skin, white hair, and pink/red seeming eyes. Melanin provides the eyes with their color, but lack of it causes the eyes to go transparent. The eyes appear red since the blood vessels behind them can be seen through the lenses. These people are very sensitive to light, thus they wear sunglasses all the time.

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  • Color blindness – these people are not able to differentiate between certain colors like blue, yellow, red, r green. This can make them reading a traffic light hard, but it is a harmless condition, though. This genetic condition affects more males than females.
  • Two different colored eyes – this syndrome has a couple of versions. Heterochromia iridum is benign and genetic, caused by lack of melanin. It can also be caused by a disease or a traumatic event. The eyes are similarly colored, and may not be evident instantly. Most of the people have sectoral heterochromia where only one part of the eye has a different color.
  • Pupula duplex – this is double pupil located in the irises of each eye. This is more of a myth. Historical records exist of people having this condition, but there is no medical information which proves it exists. It can entice the idea of better vision, but may also develop the opposite.

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  • Polucoria – this is when there are two pupils in one eye, but they are both in one iris, being capable of acting independently. This is a rare condition. Much more common is pseudopolycoria that looks like there are two pupils in one iris, but is caused by a hole in the iris. A disease or trauma may cause this condition.
  • Exophthalmos – this is a condition of abnormal protrusion of the eye balls. There are some people who can pop their eyes intentionally.
  • Crying blood – this condition is called haemolacria. A girl in India had this condition and the doctors were not able to explain it. Other cases across the world exist, however, the medical experts are not able to pin point the causes. This might be due to another underlying issue which causes the eyes to cry ‘tears of blood’.

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  • Ocular herpes – it is caused by the same virus which causes cold sores on the lips. This is different from the herpes which are determined as STD’s and occur down under. This can be dangerous as they can happen inside the eye and may contribute to temporary vision loss.
  • Eye paralysis – the eye loses all of its sensory and motor functions, and like haemolacria, it is caused by other underlying conditions like diabetes or tumor in the pituitary gland. It depends on the case and what causes it for the doctors to be able to prescribe a treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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