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Visual Disturbances After Head Injury
My head is very tender and keep getting all sorts of visual disturbances, dizziness and other symps. Docs thought migraine after ophthalmic exam but it's been a month. Very worried. What should I do?
A head injury is a condition in which there is injury to the skull, scalp, or brain. The injury may range from a minor bump on the head or a more severe brain injury. The head injury may result in an open wound with visible bleeding or it may result in a closed wound with internal bleeding ...Read more
Can vision therapy help with migraines and visual disturbances? Bad eye strain and head pain upon focusing at close distances, and when in motion.
No: Most ophthalmologists and those schooled in the west do not put a lot of credence in vision therapy. They don't put a lot of credence on acupuncture but many find relief. With migraines, certainly consider the care of a neurologist. If appropriate your md may consider botox. At 28 you should not have trouble focusing at near unless you have latent hyperopia and need glasses. ...Read more
Could CTE affect someone after a severe head injury from being hit by a car (in 1993 @ age 16), and if so, how would one be evaluated for it?
Are signs of a serious head injury apparent pretty quickly after the fall? I've heard it's rare to have symptoms much after 4 hours?
Hit my head on some metal after recovering from a head injury from 5 months ago. foggy and afraid i will never get better. Could this be forever?
The first night: After a head injury, what you are worried about is bleeding. This is usually manifest within the first 24 hours. If it has not clinically manifest itself by then (with symptoms of headache, nausea/vomiting, lethargy, blurred or double vision etc.), the chance is much lower that there is a hemorrhage. If there are any symptoms, you should seek medical help and evaluation. ...Read more
How quickly do signs of head injury in a child develop after hitting their head? Is
It usually fairly quick?
Not always: If your child hits his/her head look for loss of consciousness and how long. Observe for any vomiting, increasing head pain or change in behavior. If any of these symptoms occur have him seen immediately. Some injuries will present with a lucent period before the above symptoms occur. Some complications of head injuries may occur within 24-48 hours others longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need medical: eval asap to see if there is injury to the brain or eyes. Please get seen. ...Read more
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