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The Truth Behind David Bowie’s Eyes

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed on Monday.  First, I was shocked to hear of the passing of David Bowie, but I also noticed that along with this news, there were several stories about his iconic eye appearance.  I had always been told, and always believed, that David Bowie’s unusual eye appearance was due to heterochromia iridis

I guess I was wrong! After reading a few of these articles, I found that the real reason David Bowie’s eyes appeared to be different colors was because he had anisocoria! Did you know that? Or had you also been duped into believing he had heterochromia?!

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Topics: Anisocoria