Eye color is a polygenic phenotypic character determined by two distinct factors: the pigmentation of the eye 's iris   and the frequency-dependence of the scattering of light by the turbid medium in the stroma of the iris. In humans, the pigmentation of the iris varies from light brown to black, depending on the concentration of melanin in the iris pigment epithelium located on the back of the iris , the melanin content within the iris stroma located at the front of the iris , and the cellular density of the stroma. The brightly colored eyes of many bird species result from the presence of other pigments, such as pteridines , purines , and carotenoids. So far, as many as 15 genes have been associated with eye color inheritance. The genetics of eye color are so complex that almost any parent-child combination of eye colors can occur.
Why Do We Describe Asian Eyes As 'Almond-Shaped'? : Code Switch : NPR
Kat Chow. The shape of Asian eyes has been compared to almonds by Westerners for centuries. Last week, Julie Chen revealed on The Talk that she had double eyelid surgery to make her eyes look "less Chinese" in order to advance her TV career. How relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we really have in Dayton? Chen's decision to pursue surgery was a painful one that involved her entire family. Some relatives claimed they'd disown her if she got the surgery.
13 Asians On Identity And The Struggle Of Loving Their Eyes
When we talk about Asian eyes, we talk about slantedness, roundness, smooth monolids and deep eyelid folds. To talk about Asian eyes is to have a unique lexicon. And these stereotypes persist today.
Well, because all babies are born with blue eyes, right? Feast your baby blues upon this fun fact: Worldwide, more newborns have brown eyes than blue. And there are plenty of infants gazing out at their new surroundings with hazel and brown eyes, too. In fact, a Stanford University study involving newborns found that nearly two-thirds of them were born with brown eyes, while only about 1 in 5 babies arrived with blue eyes. The Stanford researchers also noted, however, that the majority of babies in the study born with blue eyes were Caucasian.