Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Colours | 2010/04/12

Q.

Colours identifying

Good day

My son is turning 4 tomorrow. He was with a daycare mother until the end of last year. The teacher spoke to me on Friday he is battling with his colours. Everything is blue or green. Over the weekend I spend some time with him and colours and if I ask him to give me a certain colour he does. I have spoken to my husband sister who is a teacher she said he is just lazy and pre-occupied that why is says everything is blue or green. Must I be worried?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It seems that your son may well be colour blind which affects about 4% of children. Red green colour blindness is the most common.He should be tested by a paediatric ophthalmologist. Ask your paediatrician to recommend an expert in your area.

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