Ever since my car accident I've been having blurred vision. What is this?

The onset of blurred vision immediately after or shortly following a car accident can indicate a number of things, from concussion to retinal detachment.

The onset of blurred vision immediately after (or shortly following) a car accident can indicate a number of things, from concussion to serious brain injury, even retinal detachment. If you haven't been to your doctor since the accident, it's important that you get medical care as soon as possible. And if you've already been treated, it's time to go back and make sure you tell your doctor about your blurred vision. He or she can refer you to a specialist if need be. You might even want to visit an emergency room or urgent care center. 

Head and brain injuries after a car accident are not uncommon, and depending on the symptoms and the nature of the crash, the extent of your injuries may not be readily apparent. Brain injuries are especially dangerous, as swelling may not occur right away, so symptoms and warning signs can be delayed. And if left untreated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision problems. That’s why it's crucial to get yourself completely checked out after a car accident, and to put your health first in terms of any new symptoms that crop up. Listen to what your body is telling you.  

Getting medical treatment after a car accident is your top priority. And getting treatment can only help in any injury claim you might make stemming from the car accident. You’ll be able to point to medical records and bills that document a course of treatment that was made necessary by the accident, and that will go a long way toward a fair and satisfactory resolution to your case.  

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