I was in a Boca Raton car wreck a few weeks ago. Since then I have had problems with blurred vision, dizziness, and headaches. Could the car crash have affected my eyes?
Yes. Your symptoms may be due to optic nerve damage. The optic nerve carries information from the eye to the brain. Damage to the optic nerve can affect the way you see and the way your brain processes that information.
Optic nerve damage is usually caused by a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries are very common in Florida car crashes. In fact, you don't even have to hit your head to sustain a brain injury in a car accident. The jerking motion that your head makes during a sudden stop is enough to damage your optic nerve.
Optic nerve injuries can be a sign of a hidden traumatic brain injury, so it is important that you see your doctor right away if you show any of the following signs or symptoms after a Boca Raton car accident.
Signs of Optic Nerve Injury:
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Dry eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Lack of blinking
- Decrease in the visual field
- Difficulty recognizing or distinguishing colors
- Difficulty recognizing the spatial relationships between objects
- Unusual problems with reading (words move or you have problems keeping your place)
- Difficulty keeping eye contact
- Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
- Difficulty recognizing people or objects
- Memory problems
Other Symptoms of a Head Injury:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
Brain injuries are serious. Getting immediate care increases your chances of making a full recovery.
Boca Raton accident attorney David Glatthorn helps victims of Florida car accidents in Palm Beach County. If you've been injured in a Boca Raton car crash, request a free copy of David's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim.