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My 5 year old daughter sees colored lights. Its clear she's not making it up. What could cause this?
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Colored Lights
Colored lights may be due to migraine headache or a retinal problem inside the eye, such as a retinal tear or retinal hole.
In either care, seek help from her pediatrician and from a pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

In brief: Colored Lights
Colored lights may be due to migraine headache or a retinal problem inside the eye, such as a retinal tear or retinal hole.
In either care, seek help from her pediatrician and from a pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Melissa Neal
Colored lights could also be due to increased eye pressure or corneal edema. I agree that an evaluation with an eye doctor as soon as possible is the best course of action
Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Migraine
I would need more specifics about when these episodes are happening and what exactly they are.
If it appears as "shimmering lights" in both eyes that lasts a few minutes and is followed by a headache, it could be a migraine. There are other more rare diagnoses. She should have a complete eye exam for further evaluation.

In brief: Migraine
I would need more specifics about when these episodes are happening and what exactly they are.
If it appears as "shimmering lights" in both eyes that lasts a few minutes and is followed by a headache, it could be a migraine. There are other more rare diagnoses. She should have a complete eye exam for further evaluation.
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
if it's colored lights/halos around streetlights, it may be astigmatism. eye exam will determine cause.
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