Post-Concussion Discussion

 

The visual side-effects after a concussion can be anywhere from a nuisance to disabling.  This page will discuss some of the symptoms and training utilized during Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome

 
 

Symptoms

Individuals will often experience visual symptoms after a concussion.  While most will have symptoms recover during he acute phase (10 - 14 days), there are some that have lingering symptoms in the post-concussion phase (14 or more days post-concussion).

Some of the most common visual concerns after concussion syndrome are related to our focus (accommodation) and aiming (vergence) systems.  There are multiple other issues that can occur.  Here is a short list:

  • Blur
  • Double vision (diplopia) or ghosting
  • Light Sensitivity (photophobia)
  • Headaches
  • Balance issues
  • Dizziness

Each of these symptoms can be assessed and treated with an interprofessional approach.