In the same way an individual with a head injury can have deficits in motor and speech functions, there may be deficits with regard to visual function. An injury to any part of the brain will impact the visual system in some way.
Traumatic brain injuries and cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) can leave patients in a debilitated condition, often facing a long road to recovery. It takes an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team that may include psychiatrists, internists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and neuro-rehabilitative optometrists to facilitate that recovery.
All too often people who have vision problems resulting from a head injury are often told nothing can be done, when in fact something can be. Visual problems associated with having a concussion respond well to neuro-optometric intervention.