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The Rarest Eye Colors in the World

11 May 2013 by admin

The first thing we notice when we look at a person is their eyes. Normally, their color is determined by the combination of melanin and other pigments, but there is also the possibility of other factors to intervene, like genetic mutations.

Green eyes:  Although there are a lot of people that have green eyes, only 2 % of the world population has them. Due to a lower secretion of melanin, they can be found in Europe, countries like Norway, Finland, Iceland or Hungary and in some ethnic groups from Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Amber eyes are also called wolf eyes. This yellowish color, caused by the excess of a special substance in the iris, can be met in Brazil, but also in some parts of Europe and Asia.

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Violet eyes: This nuance that made Elizabeth Taylor famous is due to a mix of red and blue. Sometimes this color is owned by the albinos.

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Black eyes: Some people think that this color doesn’t really exist because is only an optical illusion, due to the fact that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between the iris and the pupil. This is because of the dark color of the iris or because of its absence. According to the scientists, only 1% of the planet population has black eyes, most people being located in Africa, Asia and America.

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Red eyes: This is the rarest eye color in the world and is owned mostly by the albinos. In their case, the iris doesn’t contain melanin and the light passes through it and reflects the hemoglobin from the blood vessels of the retina.

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