The Strange And Rare Pupula Duplex Conditions

Samuel Reason - December 8th, 2019

Pupula duplex is such a rare medical condition where a person has two irises in one eye, that many believe it is just a myth and a joke. They would be very wrong though, as the rare condition that sees people having two pupils in the same eye does exist. Granted it is extremely rare that barely anyone has ever been seen with the condition.

Medically speaking, doctors are unsure if the condition is even confirmed as there have never been any recorded cases of Pupula Duplex. There is however some photographic evidence, though many believe these images to have been edited and doctored – which is why there are so many people in the scientific world who believe this rare condition is just a big prank.

Now Pupula Duplex may not really be very well documented or even confirmed to be real, there are, however, many strange eye conditions that do exist. For example, you have reported cases of people that have two different colored irises: this is called Heterochromia Iridium. Having two eyes of a different color doesn’t sound too bad, you may get some people who are surprised when they see you, but all in all, at least you will still be healthy and see perfectly fine.

One of the most horrible eye conditions is a birth defect called coloboma, this causes a hole in the iris which results in most victims of coloboma being blind. There is also the disease known as proptosis which is more common in small breed dogs like pugs, which causes the eyes to be too far forward however, it can also occur in humans. So where did this myth of the double pupil in one eye come from?

The fiction can be traced back to scientific analogs published in the 16th century called The Metamorphoses Of Ovid by Johann Spreng, who mentions the existence of Duplex Pupila when he refers to the Evil Eye. And Robert Ripley from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Did report meeting a double-eyed man in Kentucky during 1931.

What does exist is the medical condition known as Polycoria where the victim has more than one opening in the iris which results in having two or more pupils in one eye but still only one iris.

Next Article
  • The Time A Marine Called Customer Support Mid Firefight

    Known as one of the most reliable sniper rifles ever to be manufactured, the Barrett M107 .50-caliber rifle is a firearm that has been developed specifically for the United States of America’s Army modern fight against terrorism. It was officially adopted in 2002 due to its 2,000-meter range, along with the design that enabled the...

    Read More
  • The Incredible Story Of The Two-Headed Boy From Bengal

    In 1790 a surgeon known as Everard Home wrote a series of medical articles about an extremely rare medical condition, which he was certain had never been recorded before. Of course, we now know he was writing about a two-headed boy that he had found in Bengal. His medical journals contain sketches and drawings, along...

    Read More
  • The Greatest Last Stand Ever Recorded In History

    The battle of Saragarhi is known to many historians as the greatest last stand ever, when it comes to war and battles. It is an event that happened on the 12th September 1897 that saw just 21 Sikh soldiers stand their ground against over 10,000 men. It was a British outpost surrounded by Afghan tribesmen,...

    Read More
  • The 1978 Tug Of War Tragedy

    On June 23, 1978, in a sleepy Pennsylvania suburb the whole alumni of Harrisburg middle school turned up with one mission in mind: break the tug of war world record. Over 2,300 students lined up in the schoolyard, with the idea of setting a new Guinness World Record. They were going after the largest tug...

    Read More
  • The Greatest Sniper Of World War I

    During the bloodshed and chaos that was the First World War, hundreds of Canadians signed up to fight for their country overseas, mostly young men. There was one man though that stood out from the crowd and put his name down in the history books as one of the deadliest snipers ever to have shot...

    Read More
  • The Rainbow Mountain Of Peru

    Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain is a geological wonder and also a spiritual place of worship for many, the crazy part is it was only discovered about four years ago. Though it has been a place of worship for centuries, it seems tourists never saw it and nobody uploaded a photo to the internet. Now many are...

    Read More
  • Santos Dumont The Magnificent Inventor Of Flying Machines

    A famous Brazilian inventor by the name of Santos Dumont is credited for creating numerous flying machines in one decade. He designed piloted balloons, dirigibles, gliders, hydroplanes, and aircraft - he is one of the world’s biggest aeronautical pioneers and certainly known as being the most creative. All the while taking major risks when testing...

    Read More
  • The Funny Looking Punt Gun Nearly Wiped Out Duck Populations

    Use of what is known as the punt gun, a comically large looking gun, nearly wiped out the duck and waterfowl populations of America in a short amount of time. This massive looking gun was destructive on another level, especially if you were a duck hunter. If we look back through the pages of history...

    Read More