VISION PROBLEMS AFTER CONCUSSION INJURY AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Vision Problems Are Common After Concussion Injuries.
The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team know that the symptoms of concussion injuries are many and varied. The Essential Brain Injury Guide published by the Brain Injury Association of America says that “visual symptom dysfunction” occurs in the majority of victims of mild-to-moderate TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The vision problems include poor visual acuity (clarity or sharpness of vision), impaired smooth pursuit (the ability of the eyes to follow a moving object), and impaired vergence (the ability of the eyes to work together).
Vision Problems Occur Even After Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions).
The Clinical Update of the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that “even mild TBI (mTBI), also known as concussion, can cause visual problems. Clinical Update: Traumatic Brain Injury and Visual Disorders: What Every Ophthalmologist Should Know, Eyenet, March 2014.
The Clinical Update also notes that “symptoms can take time to manifest, creating a delay in diagnosis”.
Vision Problems Can Occur Even with a Normal Eye Examination.
The Clinical Update notes that “A routine ophthalmologic exam typically looks normal in patients with TBI. Yet patients commonly report problems including blurred vision, squinting, light sensitivity, double vision, and difficulty reading, watching television, and using computers.” It noted the need for better tests, stating that “We need reliable tests, biomarkers if you will, to assess visual dysfunction within a time frame that’s useful to these men and women. Most have been told that their eyes look fine, but they know they are having trouble seeing. Visual acuity might be 20/20, but they’re struggling and want help.”
Photophobia Is Very Common Following a Concussion Injury.
“Severe photo-phobia is especially common, sometimes with headache and migraine. About 60% of veterans who have a TBI self-report extreme sensitivity to light. In fact, it’s the most common visual complaint.”
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Can Help Concussion Victims to Find Expert Medical Attention.
Medical literature recognizes that a very large percentage of those who suffer concussion injuries do not seek medical attention-and many of those that do are not properly assessed and diagnosed with the concussion. The result is that many concussion victims do not get the treatment that they need.
The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have many years of experience in working with the best and most qualified traumatic brain injury specialists and can help concussion injury victims find the best care.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
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