Hazel doesn’t get squat

Those of us who are comfortable having brown eyes — see, for instance, Chuck Berry’s “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” who just incidentally was a black guy, but you’re weren’t supposed to notice that — may have those eyes glaze over at this news:

Apparently there’s a medical procedure that can permanently turn brown eyes blue.

Pioneered by Stroma Medical, the laser procedure works by eliminating the brown melanin that’s present in the anterior layers of the iris.

Dr Gregg Homer told CNN that the fundamental principle is that under every brown eye is a blue eye — he added that there is no actual blue pigmentation in the eye.

Crystal Gayle was not available for comment.


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 March 2015 · 7:38 am

    Ah, but I wonder what the unintended side effects that show up 25 years later are?

    (Next thing they’ll be saying is that under every brown hair, there’s a blond hair. Feh.)

    (Disclaimer: I have brown eyes, and don’t really wish to change them. They match my hair.)

  2. Roger Green »

    6 March 2015 · 8:39 am

    I would have been VERY disappointed if you didn’t have the Crystal Gayle reference.

  3. Brett »

    6 March 2015 · 9:25 am

    Agree with Roger. Fish gotta swim, Clintons gotta lie and Charles has the right song reference for everything.

  4. McGehee »

    6 March 2015 · 9:48 am

    I can attest that under every brown hair is a gray hair.

  5. fillyjonk »

    6 March 2015 · 10:46 am

    Yeah, I am finding that out at an accelerated rate this spring. (I have a class with a few….difficult…..personalities in it.)

  6. Jennifer »

    12 March 2015 · 12:56 pm

    Jeepers creepers! Stay away from my peepers!

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