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
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:
- Double vision (diplopia) or ghosting
- Light Sensitivity (photophobia)
- Balance issues
Each of these symptoms can be assessed and treated with an interprofessional approach.