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Ask an Eye Doc is a podcast where you get to pick the brain of an optometrist. Doctor Kyle Wilson personally answers each question.\\Ask an Eye Doc is a podcast where you get to pick the brain of an optometrist. Doctor Kyle Wilson personally answers each question.
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AAED 37: How does traumatic brain injury affect vision?
Aug 8 16
Lucas wants to know why he has blurry vision after his recent brain injury.
In this particular episode of Ask an Eye Doc, you will learn:
* How traumatic brain injury can affect vision
* What can be done to alleviate post-TBI eye problems
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For you readers out there, here’s the answer in written form:
Lucas on Facebook asks:
“Hello ~ nice to meet you. My name is Lucas and I have a question for you. I love riding motorcycles but sadly I had a big accident, and I lost my [memory]… But now I am okay and I just got out of the hospital. But I still have some [problems] with my vision. I [have] blurry vision, [because] I had [a] head injury. I [want to] know is it going to heal? Or [do] I need to take any sort [of] medicine? Thank you!”
Well, Lucas, first of all, I’m so sorry to hear about the accident, but I’m glad to hear that you’re doing okay now and out of the hospital.
While I don’t diagnose or treat eye problems over the internet, I can give you some ideas and information about how head injuries can affect vision and what can be done to fix those problems.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when your brain moves around very quickly inside your head, like in a motorcycle accident. When this happens, any part of your brain can be damaged, including areas of your brain that control vision.
Vision problems related to TBI can last for years after the accident. Some common eye symptoms that can occur after a TBI are:
* double vision
* blurry near vision
* headaches after certain visual tasks
* difficulty with eye