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Possible vision injuries after an auto accident

Injury in an auto accident can be quite traumatic, especially when it affects vital organs. Eye injury from a traffic crash may be hurtful and leave lasting negative effects.

If someone suffers from an eye injury due to a collision that was someone else's fault, it may be possible to seek compensation. Before filing a claim, it is important to understand the severity of the injury.


Studies show that head injuries may lead to vision problems. The brain is critical to the proper function of the body in general, so any malfunctions to parts of the brain may lead to disruptions in other areas of the body, including the eyes. Some possible vision problems that may arise after trauma include:

  • Blurred vision or difficulty seeing
  • Loss of vision
  • Vertigo
  • Spatial perceptual deficit
  • Binocular dysfunction

These are a few of the most common types of injuries. The various types of trauma may lead to other negative outcomes.


During a car crash, debris and materials fly through the air. If any of those particles happen to enter the eye, they may cause serious irritation and possible damage. Lacerations to the eyelid can also be quite painful and damaging. In fact, depending upon the extent of the damage, repair to the lid may require plastic surgery.


When viewing a crash test, individuals may gain a false sense of how airbags deploy. Upon activation, these devices deploy with great force. Though they effectively save lives, they often contribute to injuries to the head, including vision injuries.

Fracture or rupture

If individuals experience excessive bodily force during an accident, it is possible to fracture parts of the eye or to rupture the eye itself. Such instances are quite painful and can be life-altering.

Because an auto accident can have such lasting effects on an individual's vision and life in general, victims may want to consider their options for seeking compensation.

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