My daughter is 8 years old and since school has started she has been complaining that as she is reading, the words disappear very briefly. She said it is just a word or two and she can see the other words around it. She said I isn't blurry, just gone for a second and then it comes back. I took her for an eye exam and the doctors only response was at this age sometims their friends are getting glasses. This is not the case for her and she isnt trying to get attention. He did dialate her eyes and said they were healthy. Her vision was slightly off and she is a bit nearsighted but didn't feel she needed glasses yet. She has been complaining for about a month and the frequency of it happening is increasing...it is just about daily now. My question is, should I seek a second opinion? Does this sound neurological in nature? She did have what I believe to be her first optical migraine the other day...she had a blind spot, then described seeing a half moon and then had a headache. She said the words disappearing are completely different from the blind spot she had because the blind spot lasted longer and was wherever she looked. With the reading, she still sees the page and the words come right back. Any input would be much appreciated. I don't want to be an over reactive parent, but don't feel it is normal to have words disappear daily.
Would not hurt to get a second opinion from a pediatric ophthalmologist since if she had something neurological in nature, she may benefit from getting a baseline visual field test to assess her peripheral vision as well as making sure her refraction is correct and assessing her pupils and optic nerves.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.