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What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?

What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?

Optic nerve injury: If the vision in only one eye is affected this can be explained by anatomy. Usually it means damage to the optic nerve from the back of the eyeball to the place in the middle of the skull where the two nerves cross (chiasm). This can arise from injury such as an optic canal fracture causing traumatic optic neuropathy affecting only on eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I had a head injury over 2 years ago causing blurred vision in my left eye. My vsi is 20/200. Can this be corrected?

Possibly: If your decreased vision is due to refractive error or a cataract, it is very possible that your vision can be improved. However, if the visual part of your brain has been damaged, or your optic nerve, or retina, chance of visual recovery after 2 years is relatively low. A dilated eye exam with an ophthalmologist would give you the best answer for visual potential. ...Read more

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Would an eye exam be normal if one had a head injury that damaged the vision area causing blurred vision or would there be abnormalities?

Would an eye exam be normal if one had a head injury that damaged the vision area causing blurred vision or would there be abnormalities?

Yes and no: The structure of the eye can appear completely normal under the light microscope. However, testing such a visual field test can show new blind spots that are a result of the damaged areas in the brain. Take care. ...Read more

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Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Ice: Have someone with you for awhile. Ice to reduce bleeding, rest sitting up, unless fuzzy. If unconscious at all go to er. What was cause? ...Read more

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Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Certainly: The optometrist might find a specific pattern of vision loss, or might generally notice some interactional problems such as speech difficulties. But if there are acute issues such as trauma or abrupt changes, best place to evaluate, in this situation is the emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more