Tbi - ICU for 1 week


I'm 22years old and I was involved in a car accident 2 months ago and suffered many injuries. The injury I am most concerned about is the Subarachnoid hemorrhage. I have been discharged from hospital (after being kept in for 10 days) but have had double vision since the accident. If I shut either eye I can see normal (single). It's only when I open both eyes I see double. The opthamologist has checked my eyes and said they both look healthy. I was told to wait 6 months until my eyes should be reviewed. I'm am so scared this double vision will be permanent. Please can anyone advise me if so.

Thank you so much xx

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  • Hi, I cannot speak from experience but I do have a divergent squint (from birth) which I control. If I relax my muscle and my eye wanders outwards, I see double vision but if I close one eye then the double vision goes away. I wonder if it might be related? I really hope someone in a similar situation can shed some light. Sorry if it was unhelpful but just extremely similar to my squint.

  • Hey!

    Thank you so much for your reply. That's great that you can control it! I think mine may be due to brain swelling. Let's hope someone with a similar experience can advise.

  • I've had a quick read up on it for you (I'm sure you have as well) and it is under 'temporary' due to head trauma. I really hope it clears up soon and hopefully this reply brings your post up again. If you're able to, get a second opinion with another ophthalmologist. I've got my fingers crossed for you and wishing you a speedy recovery xx

  • Hey,

    I really appreciate you doing some research for me! Yes I'm going to go for a few more tests today to see if there is anything I can use as a temporary solution to help me through recovery.

    Once again thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you all the best!



  • Hope it all goes well and they can provide something to alleviate it for the time being. Really hoping it all gets better soon.

    No probs and keep us updated!



  • Thanks Leana!

    Please can I ask what websites you found your info from?

    Thank you :)


  • Sorry Lucy! I saw this then got pulled away by my 10 month old and forgot to send this 😓. This is the website:


    And it definitely refers to the double vision as temporary. Xx

  • Hey!

    Aw no need to apologise.

    That's great :) thanks for the link.

    You have been great help!

    Let's hope this double vision improves over time! I guess it's still early doors for me! Time is the greatest healer hay!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!


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