Most people believe that purple eye is a myth and there is no truth to it, but mythologies aren’t always lies. Instead, a myth is a story of something that allegedly happened, that is passed on from one generation to the next. It is still unknown whether purple eyes are possible, and if actually a disease, a false myth, or a rare medical condition.
What is Purple Eye Disease
One important fact about purple eye disease is that no one is born with this eye color. It reportedly develops after birth, so there are clues for it possibly being a disease, syndrome, mutation, or medical condition.
When a baby is born, their eye color can range from green, blue, hazel, brown, grey, black, and amber. No child has ever been recorded as having been born with purple eyes. This purple eye syndrome, or purple eye disease, is also known as Alexandria’s Genesis.
The story behind Alexandria’s Genesis explains that it is a genetic mutation that initiated in Egypt. A covert light on a moonless night arrived and some people were observed coming through that light that had white skin and purple eyes. These purple eyed people were later known as the spirit people.
They went towards North of Egypt and then there were no traces of those people. That was until an an incident took place in CE 1330 in London, England to a girl named Alexandria Augustine. Alexandria’s eye color changed from blue to purple without any explanation. One day, the color of her eyes just mysteriously transformed from blue to purple. The girl was taken to a priest who confirmed that it is a myth that had come true.
There has been much debate on whether the Alexandria’s Genesis actually exists. It seems like as though purple eye disease could exist, or it may have existed centuries ago, but there is no such condition known to exist so far as proved by medical science.
Symptoms of Purple Eye Disease
Reported symptoms of purple eye disease include having sparkling white skin that cannot be tanned even after hours of sun exposure and violet to purple color of eyes that maintains perfect 20-20 vision throughout their lifetime. Only women can have purple eyes and they don’t have menstrual cycles. Their hair color can be any shade ranging from brown to black.
Their mortality rate is amazing as they can live up to 130-150 years. Their aging process is slowed, meaning they look at least 20-50 years younger than their actual age. When they enter middle age, their aging stops and they retain the same appearance for two to three decades. They are able to maintain an ideal body weight regardless of how much they eat so they don’t have weight loss or weight gain problems throughout their lives.
They have no body hair, even through their puberty years. The only hair they have are from when they were born, like on their heads, eyebrows, inside of nose, and ears. They are usually Caucasian, but should they marry another race, the children are prone to carry genes from the mutation and symptoms happen to be even stronger in coming generations.
These women rarely get sick as they have very strong immunity to almost all kinds of diseases. So all the symptoms mentioned here appear to be positive traits with the possible exception being no menstruation.
Causes of Purple Eye Disease
The purple eye disorder is likely to be caused by genetics, because genes determine the color of our eyes. The eye color depends on the amount of pigment we inherit from our parents. A child can change the color of his eyes during childhood years because melanocyte cells are still active and they play a major role in determining the eye color of a person.
Causes of purple eye disease also include results of an injury to one’s eyes. Suppose a person has naturally dark blue eyes and he had an injury that injured the blood vessels within her eye area so she may develop purple eyes due to red blood vessels. It could happen to one or both eyes of the woman and it could be temporary or lifetime depending on the severity of the trauma.
A woman can also develop purple eye disease if she is going through a disorder known as Albinism. In medical science, Albinism is a medical condition where a person lacks melanin pigment in the iris so the color of the eyes changes to red, light blue, or violet.
Another medical condition called Heterochromatin can cause the human eye to change its color. So whether by genetics or by disease, purple eyes are a fact.
Elizabeth Taylor Purple Eyes
The late, famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor was reported to have purple eyes. Taylor was born in 1932 and died in 2011, having been married seven times in that time span. In her case, Elizabeth’s eyes were a dark blue gray with a purple or violet tint to them. She did seem to stop aging after hitting 50, but only lived to be 79 years old.
Colored contact lenses weren’t invented during most of Elizabeth’s live, so that is not a possible explanation for her case. It was never revealed what the root cause of her purple eyes, and this will likely remain unsolved.
Strangely her eyes lost the purple hue at some point later in her life. Some have even wondered if that is what led to her decline and ultimately death.
Whether you believe the tale of Alexander’s Genesis or not, there are other underlying causes for people to have purple eyes. It is rare, very rare, but there are new cases that pop up from time to time.
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