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Concussions

Eye and vision problems are fairly common after a brain injury or concussion. Concussions range from mild to severe and your brain needs time to heal to avoid ongoing chronic symptoms. You may, for instance, have trouble focusing your eyes when switching your gaze between near and far objects.

There are several symptoms of a concussion. Some are physical symptoms (such as a headache or vision problems), while others are cognitive (feeling in a fog or visual perceptual challenges), others are emotional, and others can affect sleep. The multitude and variability of concussion symptoms make medical evaluation very important following a concussion.

Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that exist for an extended period of time following a concussion and can include:

  • Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting
  • Fatigue, Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating and performing mental tasks
  • Reduced tolerance to stress, emotional excitement, irritability, personality change
  • Staring behavior, low blink rate, eye turn
  • Blurred vision, double vision
  • Loss of peripheral or focal vision
  • Sensitivity to light/noise
  • Impaired memory
  • Words jumping on the page when reading
  • Clumsy, poor depth perception
  • Disoriented, poor balance

 

Additional Eye Conditions: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Low Vision, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Disease, Dry Eye Treatment, Concussions