Eye Care Community
7 yr old seeing spots of color
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

7 yr old seeing spots of color

My 7 year old over the past month has been making very random comments about seeing colored spots.  

"Today Amanda had a blue spot on her face, but it really was not there."  
"My carpet has orange spots in my room, but they are really not there."  
"There was a yellow spot on the board at school today."  

Just out of the blue in a quiet moment she throws a comment out.  I am beginning to worry about her eyes.  Considering she is typically the witty and goofy one of my twins I at first let this go and with just a couple follow up questions like, Did Amanda have marker on her face? Did she wash it off? Her responce was just "No mom, it really was not there on her face.  My eyes were being weird."  


Sould I worry or see a dr.?  


Related Discussions
233488_tn?1310696703
Children are very very difficult to diagnose when they come up with stuff like this. Most times it represents an attempt to get attention, manipulate the parent or the like. HOWEVER it can be due to things like childhood migraine, eye disease or neurological problems.

I suggest you see a pediatric ophthalmologist. Find one at www.aao.org or ask your pediatrician to refer you.

JCH MD
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Eye Care Answerers
177275_tn?1438375244
Blank
Kansas City, MO
Avatar_universal
Blank
Trumbull, CT
Avatar_universal
Blank
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Avatar_universal
Blank
Preston, United Kingdom