When you have an accident where you slip and fall, you may suffer a concussion. Concussions must be taken seriously, regardless of severity. In fact, people who have had minor concussions often develop intense pain weeks and even months afterward. When you have lingering symptoms after a concussion, you have post-concussive syndrome. Your mind can become affected by the concussion so that it struggles to interpret visual signals correctly.
Symptoms of post-concussive syndrome include facial pain, eye strain, sensitivity to light and noise, irritability, inability to sleep, poor concentration and memory, fatigue, anxiety, dizziness and nausea. Some symptoms, such as facial pain, can be aggravated by movement and stimulation.
Concussion Symptoms Can Be Long-Lasting
Treatment at a regular doctor’s office may not include testing for post-concussive syndrome, leading to an improper diagnosis and a failure to stop the pain and discomfort or address the origin of the symptoms. Symptoms of post-concussive syndrome can last for years without treatment. Therefore, proper diagnosis is essential.
As many as 30% of patients with post-concussive symptoms that have lasted three months or longer develop a binocular vision dysfunction (BVD). At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, we are able to treat this condition with specially prescribed aligning prismatic lenses.
These symptoms can also lead to psychological problems, such as anxiety and feelings of unease at the thought of being in a large crowd, buildings with tall ceilings or having a dizzy spell while driving. This pain can be aggravated in visually complex environments that require more eye concentration.
The severity of your initial injury does not determine your level at risk for experiencing disorientation, dizziness, headaches and other symptoms. You can have a mild or major concussion and still develop symptoms.
At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff can assist you in treating symptoms from a concussion that affects your vision. She is specially trained in binocular vision dysfunctions and can develop an effective eye strain treatment to address problems with your vision.
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For more information about post-concussive syndrome and binocular vision dysfunction, call (516) 224-4888 and speak with a specialist at the Neuro Visual Center of New York. If you like, you can also fill out our questionnaire and we’ll be sure to get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Relief is just an eye exam away.