Are Purple Eyes Real? | Is Alexandria’s Genesis a Fact?

Are Purple Eyes Real?

Alexandria’s genesis is nothing but an online myth. This claim of human eyes turning purple is just a fiction. Over 150 people who claimed they have this fake condition allegedly have purple eyes, pale skin, absence of body hair, perfectly proportioned bodies, high levels of fertility without menstruation in women, and excellent immune systems. In short, they claim to be perfect human beings.

Despite Alexandria’s genesis being a complete fabrication, there are several real medical conditions that can cause the iris to change its color. following real conditions can change the color of the iris.

Conditions That Can Change Eye Color

The colored part of the eye is called the iris. It is responsible for controlling the amount of light that enters the eye. It is impossible for a person to be born with purple eyes and Alexandria’s genesis is not a real condition.

The following real medical conditions can change the color of the iris slightly, but not into purple:

  • Aging. Babies born with gray or blue eyes may darken over time to become green, hazel, or brown. Changes in eye color that comes with age are caused by melanin in response to light exposure. At the age of 6, the eye color normally stops changing. However, some people still experience them throughout adolescence and adulthood, affecting 10–15 percent of Caucasian people.
  • Heterochromia iridis. This condition causes the eyes to have mismatching colors. Another form of this condition is called segmental heterochromia which causes one iris to have different colors.
  • Fuchs’ heterochromic uveitis (FHU). This is a rare condition characterized by long-term swelling of the iris and other parts of the eye that causes a change in eye color.
  • Pigmentary glaucoma. This type of glaucoma causes the pigmentation in the iris to fall away in tiny granules clogging up the drainage channels of the eye. This can lead to abnormalities in the iris that could bring subtle changes in the color of the eyes.
  • Tumors of the iris. Tumors in the iris can cause the distorted appearance of the colored part of the eye which may give an illusion of a different color of the iris. The tumor may change the shape and color of the iris which can then interfere with the pupil and the whole eyes and vision in general.
  • Medicated eye drops. There are some medicated eye drops for treating glaucoma that can change the eye color. Prostaglandin analogs can make light-colored eyes darken. Bimatoprost products used as eyelash enhancers such as Latisse may also increase brown pigmentation in the eyes.

If you notice any changes in the appearance of your eye, consult your doctor immediately. Any sudden changes in the color of the eyes especially when accompanied by reduced vision, eye pain, or other complications must be reported quickly to your eye doctor.


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