Heterochromia: Eyes of Different Colors in Cats
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Race Foster, DVM

Heterochromia: Eyes of Different Colors in Cats Heterochromia

by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.


'Heterochromia' is a term used to describe variations in the color of the iris, the colored portion of the eye. 'Heterochromia' is also used to describe a multi-colored iris within the same eye, or two eyes with distinctly different colored irises. This condition can occur in cats and dogs. Vision is completely normal in these individuals and heterochromia is not considered a medical problem but rather a normal variation in eye color.

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