• My daughter’s vision was tinted blue after her concussion—is this temporary?


    Question:

    My daughter had a concussion two weeks ago around the temple. She was feeling better, but as she walked into kitchen, her vision suddenly changed, and she said, “why is this room tinted blue?” Is this temporary? Does she need therapy to improve it?


    Answer:

    It is always possible that a concussion can cause a slow or late bleed in the brain called a subdural hematoma. Any neurological symptoms such as headache, weakness, or worsening dizziness should be evaluated immediately. Visual symptoms like you describe are also possible. While I am not particularly worried, if this blue tint lasted more than a few minutes, it would be prudent to see a neurologist for an exam and consideration of brain scans such as CT or MRI, if you haven’t done so already.


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