Brain Injury Has Detrimental Effect on Vision
Traumatic brain injury occurs in a variety of ways. It can happen due to a motor vehicle accident, a fall or an assault. When TBI happens, the brain is injured and cannot function properly, either temporarily or permanently. It causes cognitive loss and may leave an individual in a comatose state, unable to function at all. It causes disability that can disrupt life, making it impossible to work as before and affects social interaction. There are other aspects of a TBI such as visual disfunction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since about 40-50 percent of the brain is involved in vision, this should come as no surprise. Overall, 20-40 percent of those with injury to one or multiple locations in the brain suffer from vision loss. Let’s look at the types of visual dysfunction a TBI causes, how this can be treated, what sort of issues the individual faces and how this affects a legal claim.