Head Injuries & Stroke

No matter how young or old you are, a head injury can result in vision problems. Whether you have fallen off a bike, had a car accident or a stroke, vision problems can range from being very subtle to severe.

 

The more severe vision problems are obvious, the person complains of double vision, or words moving on the page. The problem is the more subtle vision problems which can have a wide variety of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness or nausea, motion sickness or even difficulty with balance or movement.

 

Typically we find that patients who have suffered a head injury off require a team approach to help with overall recovery.  Dr. Christensen collaborates with Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Physiatrists to help our patients.

 

Dr. Christensen provides vision evaluation & treatment for vision problems relating to stroke and acquired brain injuries including visual field loss.

 

There are a variety of symptoms which are involved in Post Trauma Vision Syndrome, including:

  • Blurred vision, especially when reading
  • Headaches
  • Double vision
  • Pain in the eye or eyes
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loses place when reading

If you or a loved one has had a head injury, it would be wise to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christensen to determine if some subtle vision problems may interfere with the recovery process.  The good news is that most vision problems relating to head injury can be helped.