Seeing colours, lines & shapes post concussion
My 9 year old fell while snowboarding, hit his head on ice, thankfully he was wearing a snowboarding helmet. He experienced no loss of consciousness, but some dizziness, was dazed, and had a headache. About 3 hrs. post fall he had some temporary visual disturbances, seeing what he described as red flames and seeing pink when the colour he was looking at was grey. This was the point I took him to emerg. and he was dx with a concussion.
His headache persisted for three days, on day 4 he had some visual disturbance, but no headache, we have him home, resting, no school, no sports. Is this type of visual disturbance a typical post concussion symptom ?
It is normal to see flashes of light during the concussion period. However, flashes of light and color lights, stars and streaks of light can also be due to retinal detachment. This can be serious. So, please immediately get this investigated.
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