You were in a commercial truck accident. At first, you were really busy with doctor appointments and car repairs. However, now that things have slowed down, you notice your vision isn’t quite the same.
It is not unusual to have vision problems after a truck accident. There are two reasons you could be suffering vision changes:
- Damage to the eye
- Damage to the brain
Discuss any changes in vision after a truck accident with your doctor. You may need to see an ophthalmologist to screen for serious vision problems and to make sure that your brain and eyes are working together as they should.
There are three serious vision problems that are associated with trucking accidents:
- Retinal detachment: The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of the eye that converts the image you see into a signal that the brain can interpret. A blow to the head during a Georgia truck crash may cause the retina to detach. Symptoms may include a feeling of heaviness in the eye, flashes of light, and an increase in floaters. Images may appear to be behind a shadow or veil.
- Vitreous hemorrhage: A vitreous hemorrhage occurs when a traumatic head injury causes bleeding into the space between the retina and the lens of the eye. Symptoms include vision problems, flashes of light, and floaters. A vitreous hemorrhage may be an early sign of retinal detachment.
- Optic nerve damage: The optic nerve is the part of the eye that sends signals from the retina to the brain. When there is bleeding in the brain, there is an increase in pressure within the skull. This pressure can cut off circulation to the optic nerve and cause a variety of vision problems,
The Atlanta truck accident lawyers at Kaufman Law help victims of commercial truck accidents get the compensation they need to pay for medical care and other expenses after a serious injury. To discuss your truck accident case, please call Kaufman Law today.