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sudden color blindness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 25, 2009
  • 06:40 AM

My 29 year-old, otherwise healthy brother just woke up with sudden color blindness. He was always red-green colorblind, but now he says he's seeing everything in grey scale.

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  • Okay, the origin of the problem here is likely optic neuritis, which can produce grey-scale vision in persons who are already color-blind in the characteristic red-green spectrum. Certain retina problems can also cause this to occur, but optic neuritis would be the most likely cause at this point. My suggestion is to gain a prompt referral to an opthalmologist. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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    • February 26, 2009
    • 02:14 AM
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