Did you know that the red-eyes effect doesn’t occur only in pictures? It’s a rare fact but there actually exist people with red eyes in real life.
Black and violet eyes are of extreme rarity and are usually considered as the rarest color among the pigments of the human iris. However, these two fascinating phenomena are nothing compared to the astonishing fact that only 0, 00001 people around the world have actual red eyes.
The color of our eyes is usually a result of the different percentage of melanin, lipochrome and other pigments in the eye’s iris. While violet and black eyes may appear in people with normal amount of pigmentation, red eyes are usually found among albino people. The red color appears to be a result of a leakage of blood into the iris and sometimes into red areas in the eyes which usually lack in other people or appear in smaller amounts.
The extreme rarity of the black and red eyes has become the reason for questioning the existence of such phenomena. However, there are documented cases which show that there are indeed people with black or red eyes.