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I would like to know what causes the redness and a green flashing light in my mom's eyes.
Question Date: 2016-04-15
Answer 1:

Wow, green flashing lights! Your mom has amazing eyes. All I can think of for that is the light reflecting from her eyes. When light hits something, some of the light bounces back. We see that as a reflection.

The colored part of our eye is called the iris. It can be many different colors. It can even seem to change colors due to how the light hits the eye or tears on the eye.

The white part of the eye can be read because of the tiny blood vessels in it. When we cry, or have a cold, or have allergies, more blood rushes into the eye, making it look redder.

Ask your mom is she doesn’t mind standing in different lights to see how her eyes might change color.

You may want to study anatomy to learn more about the eye.

Thanks for asking,

Answer 2:

Does she see flashes when she moves her head at night? If so, have her checked with an eyes' doctor.

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