:: I See October 11, 2007Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School.
I saw a Sharingan today. Well.. sort of.
I stumbled upon an interesting ‘scientific explanation’ [NarutoFever.Com] to this special eye ability of the Uchiha Clan (Naruto anime series). This real-life Sharingan however, neither have any unique power nor extra pupils to it. What I saw through the slit-lamp examination was a circular pattern of pigments on the lens.
The patient had a history of trauma and what happened was, part of the iris got stuck. The iris is the part of the eye that gives you it’s colour – brown, green, blue etc. The iris and lens managed to be separated leaving a few of the remnants behind. Thus, the Sharingan appearance. I thought the eye looked so beautiful that I could sit there and stare at it for hours! The lens was not red like Sasuke but it was pretty just the same.
Another interesting case was of someone having ‘crocodile tears syndrome’. The patient would basically have watery eyes everytime they eat, for there’s a defect in the connections between the eyes and the salivary gland.
I’m afraid that’s all I know about it.