ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR EYE COLOR?
Unlike flavors of ice cream in Italy, the eyes aren’t very diverse in color. From very dark to brown, green, hazel, and grey to blue – that’s about it.
And the number of pigments in the eye is even less. There’s only two – brown and red.
Those pigments, plus collagen fibers and the topography of the iris, are all co-authors in the making of eye color.
If you’re looking for something scientific-sounding, here goes – the cells of the iris that make up pigment are called melanocytes, and the aforementioned pigments are “eumelanin” and “pheomelanin”. And by the way, if you are unhappy with the color of your hair and skin, this also comes from melanocytes.
So the eyes of your beloved, the beauty of which is praised by many poets, are just a combination of these factors. Even if we’re talking about nothing more than biology, though, their beauty has not been compromised.
Isn’t in strange that blue-eyed people don’t have blue pigment, but rather white fibers that scatter the light and make them appear to be blue?
And why do your specific cells produce more or less of one or the other pigment? Genetics. Many genes work together to make the color of your eyes.
For years, geneticists thought that only one gene was responsible for eye color, and that the brown gene was stronger than blue. However, two brown-eyed parents can have blue-eyed children.
The total number of genes we currently think are responsible is 11. Scientists came to these figures after analyzing the eyes of 3000 people in 7 different European countries, but those results are likely to become obsolete in the near future.
The genetics of the patterns in the iris are still in their infancy, although it is understood that there are several thousand genes that participate in the development of the iris.
So to answer the question, “Are you satisfied with your eye color?”… If not, the best method is colored contact lenses. There are also operations that can change the color of your eyes, but the risk of complications is so high that any reasonable ophthalmologist will advise against it.