Vision Loss and Impairment Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)


October 08, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Vision Loss and Impairment Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Vision loss can occur at birth because of congenital factors or trauma during the birthing process.  Other vision impairment and loss is often associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  This comes as a surprise to many people as they do not realize just how much of a role the brain plays for vision.  

As much as 40% of our brain is used to process vision.  It is not only the eyes themselves that help us see, but is also other parts of our brain that helps to understand what is being seen and communicate that to other parts of the brain.  For example, a person may be able to actually see an object, but if that person’s brain cannot process what the object is because of brain damage, that person may not be able to comprehend what he or she is seeing.

Understanding the True Consequences of Vision Loss or Impairment Associated with TBIs

For some injured individuals, vision loss or impairment may be temporary, but for others, the damage is permanent.  The consequences of vision loss and impairment associated with traumatic brain injuries can be an emotionally painful experience, as an injured individual may have to adapt to a new way of life.  Additionally, if a person can no longer see, he or she cannot drive, walk without assistance, play sports, or engage in many other activities that some people may take for granted.  The consequences will be different based on a person’s way of life before suffering the traumatic brain injury. 

Vision loss and impairment associated with traumatic brain injuries has risen recently, and researchers are trying to determine in what ways vision impairment and loss affects a person's ability to function.  Regardless of age, vision loss and impairment related to traumatic brain injuries plays an equally difficult role in a person’s life.  As such, if a person's vision loss or impairment was secondary to a traumatic brain injury suffered in an accident, that person may wish to learn more about whether legal options are a possibility. 

Because traumatic brain injury cases can be complex, especially with secondary conditions like vision loss and impairment, it can be crucial that an injured victim of someone else's negligence speak with an attorney at Montlick & Associates, who has experience handling catastrophic and traumatic brain injury cases.  

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If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Our personal injury and accident lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia  have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast for over thirty-three years.

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Source: http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/eye-conditions/cortical-visual-impairment-traumatic-brain-injury-and-neurological-vision-loss/123

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