These Viral Pictures Of People With Two Irises Are Definitely Fake

But it doesn’t mean they’re not still creepy as hell.

A lot of people on the internet have been freaking out over a (not real) condition called “Pupula Duplex.”

Rough translation: “Double pupil (The Pupula duplex). Characterized by two pupils in one eyeball.”

Although the images can definitely make your skin crawl, they are also definitely fake.

Except only 0 known cases have been recorded in history.

The term has never been written about in medical literature, though it has been mentioned in fiction and myth dating back to Ovid’s mention of the envious “Evil Eye.”

Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! reportedly met a double-eyed man in Mills, Kentucky, in 1931.

Liu Ch’ung, who was born with double pupils in each eye.

— Factograms (@Factagram)

Though no one but his wax sculptures have ever testified to the truth of this.

And Liu Ch’ung, the Chinese Minister of State in 995 A.D., has been rumored to have had two irises, but this rumor was not recorded until long after his death.

Liu Ch’ung emperador chino en 995 A.C nació con 2 pupilas en cada Ojo.

— carlosYYYS (@वेद)

An old sculpture at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

Then there’s this woman who posted about her eye condition on her photo blog: “I have a rare condition… called Photola Shoplex.”

Sure, that definitely looks real.

Still, no cases of this condition have ever been reported by a professional.

What does actually exist is a condition called “Polycoria,” which is the presence of two pupils within one iris, and it looks more like this:

And also like this:

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The more you know!

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