Vision problems

just wondering is there anyone else who has vision problems on the affected side? i can see but i can tell its something funky going on in my left eye. when im in a public place wuth alot of people its like im lost and i have the bobble head the whole time any help? what should i do i went to an eye doctor he said i needed glasses i got them and i see better without them

I only have this problem when I over do it or when I get tired (runned down). But for me, it's both of my eyes. My vision gets blurry and my depth of field is slightly off.

I suggest you see a neuro-opthamologist. They look more into the brain and the cause of something than what a regular opthamologist does. He/she may be able to help you more.


Ive got vision problems double vision…and nystagmus which sounds simular to what u have (involentry eye movement) …im no doctor but i have these symptoms aswell…and my head shakes aswell but mine is all the time xx

I also have the same problem...Most regular eye doctors don't understand that it is due to your brain damage. You may want to see a neuro eye doctor, as Ben said, who will understand. One thing I do know is that I've learned to look differently than before my brain damage..I find a way to turn my head so that I can see better. Stay Strong!

My AVM is in the right parietal/occipital area. I already wear glasses. Occasionally my left eye gets "half blurry". In the lower field of vision. When it first started I thought I had a smudge on my glasses! I also occasionally have involuntary eye movement, usually a minute or so of excessive blinking.

The appropriate doctor to address AVM-related vision problems is a Neuro-ophthalmologist. IN your area, you might start here, blewis:

thanks everbody for the help im going to see a neuro ophthalmologist next month i hope it works out

Hi Blue. I have had total left Homonymous Hemianopia for 54 years. I was 9. when I had a bleed and craniotomy. They said once that my sight could come back, but it did not. Most of the time, as a kid, I thought everyone saw what I saw, or I didn’t think about it at all. There was no rehab for vision then.

I know how you feel in crowds; when you walk into bright from dark or the other way around; when you walk into a wall; see less than half of a movie or tv screen; miss a step or a curb. Then on top of that, trying to explain it to anyone is impossible. No one knew what it was called until maybe 15 years ago. Ophthalmologists told you to get glasses, or never mentioned the hemianopia. The doctor who knew all about it was a great guy in Delaware. I was 45 at the time, and he helped me a lot. At least someone finally taught me how to scan, and I do when I remember to do it. He was a neurooptometrist not a neuroopthamologist. His office was full of kids with lazy eye or tracking problems and me. I saw two different neuroopthamologists over the years, and they knew of it but had no suggestions.


Hi - sorry I'm late to the party on this one, but I just wanted to encourage you to get multiple opinions if the vision thing is really bothering you. I have seen several neuro opthamologists and optometrists and was in vision therapy for 9 months. VT can be a source of controversy, but the bottom line is that it helped me. You can learn more at They told me to do research before I sought treatment. There are several POVs re. vision depending on your problems, e.g. 1) you need surgery, 2) passage of time brings healing, 3) do vision therapy to train your brain to use your eyes better. Your eyes are important enough to invest the effort in becoming informed and making the right decision for treatment. Wishing you the best for strong vision in the future!

PS. my problems include: nstagmus, general visual instability. I have a "lazy" eye (pre-AVM) so I naturally suppress one eye's image and don't have the double vision many suffer from. I had a rupture and craniotomy in April 2011. My vision was worse at first and I addressed it by sitting in my wheelchair and closing my eyes. An OT informed me that I couldn't just close my eyes anymore since normal people make eye contact when conversing.
PPS. Why I chose therapy