Top 5 Rarest Eye Colors in Humans around the World

Eyes are such a unique body part and human tend to note the eyes in the first sight. Eyes are the primary features that individual have and you would never forget the person who is blessed with a rare eye color. Eye color ranges from black to brown but there are rare eye colors too that will fascinate you. Here are some rare eye colors in human around the world.

Top 5 Rarest Eye Colors in Humans

Top 5 Rarest Eye Colors in Humans around the World

  1. Green Eyes

Green Eyes

Green eyes are more commonly found in Central and Northern Europe. This color is due to Rayleigh scattering of the light that reflects from the yellow colored stroma. The dominant pigment in green eyes is PHEOMELANIN. This eye color was first traced back to the Bronze Age. Green eyes are one of the rarest eye colors found worldwide with only 2% of people having green eyes. According to research, the babies who are born with blue or gray eyes have green eyes when they grew up as the melanin pigment (the pigment that gives coloration) starts increasing.

  1. Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes

Blue eyes are a sign of coolness. The prominent pigment is EUMELANIN.  Blue eye color is recessive genetic trait; this makes this colorless common among people. About 8% of people in the world have blue eyes. This eye color is found in northern Europe people. Blue eye appear from the scattered light reflected off the iris.

  1. Violet Eyes

Violet Eyes

This is another rare color typically found in people with albinism. Violet eyes occur from mixing lack of pigment and red from reflecting off of blood vessels within the eyes.  Deep blue eyes are often mixed with violet eyes but in real violet eyes are abundant in albino people. The prominent pigment is unknown.

  1. Red Eyes

Red Eyes

Albinism and blood leaking due to blood vessel rupture is the major condition for red eyes. Albinos have lack of pigments that impart blue colors to their eyes so some form of albinism can cause eyes to appear red. Red-eye is sometimes the indication of conjunctivitis.

  1. Heterochromia


This is not a set color, but rather a rare eye condition where either, one iris is a different color than the other iris or there is a spot in an iris that is an entirely different color than the rest of the iris due to pigmentation differences as the pigments varies from person to person in some people pigment increase and in some it decreases.

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