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Iris color change during seizure

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  • Posted By: vickil
  • September 10, 2007
  • 09:47 PM

My 3 y/o daughter had a petit mal seizure. During the event, her iris color changed from brown to a brilliant blue color. Her eye color changed back to normal after the event was over. She is being scheduled for testing, but her neurologist does not know cause for eye color change. Is anyone familiar with this?

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  • iris color cannot change as you describe. her corneas could have become swollen, giving a transient bluish appearance.
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    • September 16, 2007
    • 02:22 AM
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  • Thats funny that i found this post. I have radiation poisoning from the military and when i would have a seizure, my eyes would be a different color for about two to three days. Once they were almost floresent green and other times they are blue. They are naturally brown and i thought i was the only person who experienced this sort of thing.
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  • Thats funny that i found this post. I have radiation poisoning from the military and when i would have a seizure, my eyes would be a different color for about two to three days. Once they were almost floresent green and other times they are blue. They are naturally brown and i thought i was the only person who experienced this sort of thing.Thank you for your reply. The doctors I took my daughter to, along with the individual who also responded, claim this is not possible. However, I had independent witnesses who reported seeing her eyes change color. I think the human body is very complex and people in the medical community should not be so quick to dismiss things they have been told are not possible. If enough of us report the same symptoms or developments, we may learn something new about the human body that we previously did not know. I am very fortunate that my daughter has not had any more events since 1997, but I hope my post may help others in the future.
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  • I had a generalized tonic-clonic seizure for the first time about two weeks ago. My eyes are typically brown, but they were obviously green for the few days after the seizure. Several people independently noted the change in color (I had not said anything) and, in fact, my husband was the first person to comment on the change.I agree, the human body is infinitely complex. To pretend current science has a complete understanding of every last phenomenon is limiting and unfortunate.I'm just glad to find a few folks who shared a similar experience- it was somewhat comforting. My husband is a neuropsychologist and had never heard of eye color change after or during seizures. I hope all of you and your families the best of health.
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  • What I have found is the opposite way. Before having seizures, one or both of peoples eyes will change. My daughter has dark brown eyes and her eyes change to a very light Grey with bizarre looking pupils. And sometimes she has one eye Grey and the other one regular. My husband has bright blue eyes and his pupils are oval shaped. Past 2 nights I have had 2 bad grand Mal's and I just went in to talk to my son and he has one light Grey eye with weird pupil distortion and the other eye is normal. Can anyone relate to this?
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    • August 31, 2016
    • 07:39 PM
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