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Side effects - Eyes change color when using opiates

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by deltakilo, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. deltakilo

    deltakilo Silver Member

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    Ever since SWIM can remember his eye color reacts to opiates, changing from green to blue in a matter of hours. Has anyone else experienced this?


    Thanks.
     
  2. EyesOfTheWorld

    EyesOfTheWorld Silver Member R.I.P.

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    Monkeys eye color changes as well, but it's been happening for so long, and cocurrently with a longtime opiate habit, that he's not sure if they are related or coincidental. Anyone else?
     
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    dyingtomorrow Palladium Member R.I.P.

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    I am not really sure how the eye color changing thing works. He think it depends on lighting, and that if your eyes turn red it can make them seem a different color as well.

    E.G. out of SWIM's entire family, cousins, etc. only SWIM and his father have dark eyes, everyone else has light blue or green eyes. But when his eyes are red, or in certain kinds of light, they look bright to deep green.

    He thinks those two factors have a lot to do with it, he is not sure if eyes can actually change color or not.
     
  4. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member

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    The iris, especially with non-brown eyes, can look different under various lightings. The white of the eye, getting slightly red or yellow, can also effect the appearance of iris colour. SWIM's eyes usually look anything between green-ish/grey/blue-ish depending on where he is and how bright it is. Opiates do contrict the pupils though. Perhaps this has its own effect on the appearance of the iris.
     
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    chinpokomaster Palladium Member

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    I agree with the above poster. I have never really noticed a difference and suspects any difference will be due in no small part to the limiting of light to the pupil.
     
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    shanesmith7 Newbie

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    ...swim can't look in mirrors if he's not on opiates
     
  7. deltakilo

    deltakilo Silver Member

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    LMAO, well done.

    As far as the iris changing color, I am positive it's not a subjective observation based on ambient lighting, it is instead a complete, drastic change from green to blue and seems to last roughly as long as it takes for the opiates to clear his system.

    It looks like SWIM might be the only one... this is shaping up to be even stranger than SWIM first thought.

    deltakilo added 2 Minutes and 28 Seconds later...

    Ah, SWIM forgot to add that I amn't the only one who has noticed this, SWIM's friends, family and co-workers have all asked why SWIM's eyes go from green/blue within a few hours.
     
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    ninjaned Silver Member

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    I has noticed this as well but his eyes do the opposite, they go from blue to green. sometimes they also go grey. not only on opiates, but when on opiates they seem to change more often, and lean more towards gray.
     
  9. deltakilo

    deltakilo Silver Member

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    Ah ha! SWIM's not the only one! :)
     
  10. SmokeNmirrors

    SmokeNmirrors Silver Member

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    I have blue eyes and when he gets high they turn like a ice blue, a lot of times when I am high and doesn't look to fucked up people will tell swim how pretty his eyes look.
     
  11. Piru

    Piru Newbie

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    The color change is probably due to miosis caused by opiate: the iris contracts and the surface increases, that "fades" your eye color. This is also an optical effect, because the pin-eyes make the colour more lights than reality.