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Kathy Canevari
Kathy Canevari • 1 year ago

Aniscoria is having pupils of two different sizes. It can be genetic, a sign of a disease, or from an injury. David Bowie's permanently dilated pupil was caused by a punch to the eye. Judd Hirsch is another celebrity with this trait.

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