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What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
In brief: Close to the eye
Further back, the trauma affects one side of the visual field in both eyes.
Head injuries typically dont disturb vision in 1 eye.

In brief: Close to the eye
Further back, the trauma affects one side of the visual field in both eyes.
Head injuries typically dont disturb vision in 1 eye.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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