All Eyes on Bob the Minion
As the latest installment of Pixar's beloved Despicable Me movie franchise debuts this weekend, a lot of buzz seems to be circulating about one new character due to this distinct eye color. Meet Bob the Minion, who has one green eye and one brown eye, a condition which doctors call heterochromia.
Heterochromia is defined as having different colored eyes, due to more or less melanin (pigment) in the iris. The condition can be hereditary or caused by disease, syndrome or injury. Heterochromia is more common in cats, dogs, cattle and horses than in humans … but apparently it occurs in Minions, too!
Sometimes heterochromia appears as a symptom of a medical problem. Learn more about this condition and when to talk with your ophthalmologist.