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Q. Loss of vision due to left brain damage in a child. What can be done?

Answered by
Dr. Manish Mahabir
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 03, 2018

Hello doctor,

I want to ask for my baby. She is 1 year old. Four months back, we met (me with my family) with a road accident. My baby's left brain got damaged and a little blood clot is there. The doctor has done one surgery. After the surgery, she lost her vision. Now she cannot see. The doctors said maybe she will get vision within one or two years. But not sure. What can we do? Any specialty hospital or medicine available?

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


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Your baby is suffering from damage to optic nerve resulting from trauma to head. The remaining potential in the optic nerve can be determined by a test called VER, visual evoked response, in which light stimulus is provided and corresponding electrical response in the brain is measured. You can get back to us with the test results for further discussion.

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