February 25th, 2009 06:40 AM #1Sharon4747 Guest
sudden color blindness
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.
February 26th, 2009 02:14 AM #2Senior Member
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Re: sudden color blindness
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.
J Cottle, MD