Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2008-11-13

Q.

7year old vision / different coulors

Dear doc
My 7year old daughter told me yeterday that my nose looks blue and that it happens often. After some questioning I figured out it was her sentral vision that had the couler change it usualy lasts a few minutes but yesterday it lasted app 5 hours. I took het straigt to her ophthalmologist (She wears a +3 lens) for tests - all opthalmoscope and slitlamp tests showed nothing wrong just a bit more astigmatism than last year. - The opthalmologist than said it is possible due to an influx of blood in the ocsipital lobe or something and that there is no real threat if it is that but also that it can not be treated an shoul d go away by itself. Im not quite sure if I understood everything correctely. Today My daughter experiances this coulor change again but this time it started with yellow vision and then changing to different (rainbow coulors) for app 5min and went away. - i am confused and a bit scared that we are missing something. She is otherwise healthy - Can you explain this better to me or give more advice please!

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Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to sure about the cause of your daughter's unusual colour vision. It is possible that her astigmatism has something to do with this.There are other important causes involving the cortex and the occipital lobe of the brain and even a form of epilepsy which can cause disturbed colour vision. I would like her to be seen by a paediatric neurologist as soon as possible.

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