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What you should know about car accidents and eye injuries

If you have never been in a car accident in La Crosse before, you might not realize how fortunate you are. Many people who are in motor vehicle collisions end up with injuries. One common type of injury involves the eye. Victims who experience eye injuries often find their lives changed irrevocably. 

No two car accidents are the same even though some of them will have similarities. Because there are many factors that cause collisions, there is no way to determine the type or severity of eye injuries that will occur. However, many people who end up with eye injuries often experience long-term to permanent damage. Take some time to review the following information about car accidents and eye injuries

Traumatic brain injuries usually include vision changes 

One common overlooked side effect of traumatic brain injuries is vision problems. Car accidents usually cause forceful blows and unusual jerking movements to the heads of victims. Also, when airbags deploy, they can cause victims to suffer trauma to their brains and eyes. 

Signs of car accident induced eye trauma 

Traumatic brain injuries are not always obvious right after car accidents. Besides exhibiting mild confusion and memory loss, many victims feel fine. They do not become aware of their brain trauma until several hours, days and weeks later. During that time, they may experience a variety of symptoms: 

  •        Vertigo
  •        Dizziness
  •        Blurriness
  •        Difficulty seeing
  •        Visual acuity
  •        Field loss
  •        Other vision changes 

There may also be physical damage to their eyes, such as embedded particles, abrasions and lacerations. The eyes are extremely sensitive and susceptible to damage and injury. So are the eyelids, which may become cut or torn and require surgical treatment to repair them. 

Adapting to life with eye injuries from car accidents is not easy. Depending on the severity of their eye trauma, they may become unable to work and engage in their normal hobbies and activities. Many victims must change their lifestyles and undergo intensive medical treatments to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

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