Research estimates that 80-85 percent of an individual’s perception, learning, cognition, and activities are mediated through vision. It can be challenging, therefore, for anyone suffering from vision issues after a brain injury.
In general, 20-40 percent of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience related vision disorders. Some vision-related issues can be permanent while others resolve quickly. The extent and nature of the vision disorder is based, in part, upon the unique brain injury. Vision can be broken down into the following:
eye tracking ability, shifting gaze quickly from one point to the other, focusing, eye alignment, eye teaming, and depth perception.
There are various techniques and strategies to help people with vision problems after TBI. They can include the following:
The effects of a brain injury can be dramatic especially when it includes vision related problems. If you have vision difficulties after suffering from a brain injury, it is necessary to speak to an experienced Philadelphia brain injury attorney at the Levin Firm. We know how to evaluate your situation based on the facts of your case and to investigate what type of claim can be made on your behalf. Please call 215-825-5183 to schedule a free consultation today or call our toll free number at 877-825-8542.
Many accident victims suffer life-altering injuries that can require extensive treatment or even leave a person permanently disabled and unable to ever return to life as usual. One type of injury that can be particularly devastating and difficult to deal with is an injury affecting one or both eyes. Many eye injury victims suffer partial or total vision loss that may be either temporary or permanent. Even temporary vision loss can have a severe effect on a person’s life, requiring expensive medical care and keeping a person from working or performing everyday life activities. If you received an eye injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to receive significant compensation for your losses.
Eye injuries commonly occur in several different types of preventable accidents, including the following:
Such accidents can cause corneal abrasions or lacerations, ruptured globes, damage to the surface of the eye, hemorrhaging, or damage to the optic nerve. Such injuries often may require emergency medical care, visits to an ophthalmologist with experience in eye trauma, surgery, therapy, and more. Sometimes, eye injury victims require ongoing monitoring of their eyes since traumatic injuries can lead to scarring, glaucoma, or other complications down the road.
Many eye injury victims face piles of medical bills from lost income from time missed from work. Additionally, most eye injuries are extremely painful and make life very difficult if their vision has been affected. If you bring a legal claim, you may receive compensation for your financial losses, as well as non-financial losses such as pain and suffering.
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