Read below about altered color perception, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your altered color perception from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

This symptom can also be referred to as:
Seeing colors differently

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Altered Color Perception

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced altered color perception. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Age - Related Macular Degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration is a disease of the macula, which is the part of the eye responsible for seeing objects clearly. It is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States.

    Lifelong

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vision changes, blurry vision, difficulty transitioning from bright to dim environments, visual distortions, altered color perception
    Symptoms that always occur with age-related macular degeneration:
    vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Cataract

    A cataract is clouding of the eye's lens that leads to decreased vision. It typically develops slowly over time.

    Resolves with surgery to remove the cataract

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vision changes, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, double vision, altered color perception
    Symptoms that always occur with cataract:
    vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Chronic carbon monoxide poisoning is the slow but persistent exposure to carbon dioxide, typically where one lives or works. This can cause chronic headache, nausea, vomiting, etc.

    Resolves by reducing exposure

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, irritability, nausea, difficulty concentrating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Altered Color Perception

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Altered Color Perception Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced altered color perception have also experienced:

    • 9% Vaginal Discharge
    • 5% Blurry Vision
    • 3% Headache
  • People who have experienced altered color perception were most often matched with:

    • 40% Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    • 30% Age - Related Macular Degeneration
    • 30% Cataract
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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