My Diffferent Colored Eyes Are Caused By A Rare Genetic Disorder.My different colored eyes are due to Waardenburg syndrome. two. I was diagnosed in the OBGYN dept. of a local hospital in Phila. PA. I was pregnant. My daughter is in her early 20s. At birth she was examined by three neonatologist, medical geneticist from Childrens Hospital of Phila, PA.(CHOP) They said she didn't inherit my genetic dsorder.
The major issue iwth Waardenburg syndrome is its a leading cause of deafness. Fortunately I am not deaf. Ironically I wok with deaf clients at a rehab center near where I am living. One other feature of WS is it can cause eyes of different colors or one eye of two colors. One quater of people with the disorder wind up with eyes of different colors. While 25 % is a minority its still a much higher percentage than the general population. If the eyes are the same hue they are usually either brilliant sapphire blue or bright emerald green. In other words intense hues.
Pretty much my facial features are caused by my Waardenburg. My fairly thick dark eyebrows, tending to meet in he middle. I trim them or else I'd be known as the unibrower. lol. My nose is small, it turns up. My lips are full, cupid bow. Small scar on the right side of my upper lip. Its the remnant of a cleft lip that healed in utero. My WS is WS2. There are 9 types of Waardenburg. WS1 WS2 subtypes a, b, c, d, e, WS3 WS4. , Pierpont No idea what WS2 I am. Pierpont is the type where cleft lips, cleft paletes are most prevelent. A neurology physician told me overall WS occurs 1 out of 100,000 births.
artemesia4u 18-21, F 2 Responses 0 Feb 1, 2011