OCCIPITAL LOBE TRAUMA
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE OCCIPITAL LOBE IS INJURED
HOW THE INJURY OCCURED
- Damage to the occipital lobe can be caused by a car accident, or falling and hitting head. "damage to the occipital lobe most often occurs as a result of a vehicle crash, falls, and firearms" (BrainandSpinalCord.org, 2016).
- This particular patient was injured from a car accident, they were driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, and the patients head hit the back of the seat and they were then thrown from the vehicle and the patients head hit the ground when he landed on his back.
FUNCTION OF THE OCCIPITAL LOBE
- "Responsible for processing visual information from the eyes" (Brain Made Simple).
- Someone who injures their occipital lobe has a chance of losing some of their vision, their ability to identify colors, and even sometimes lose their ability to see at all. (BrainandSpinalCord.org)
BEHAVIORAL CHANGES OCCURING FROM THE INJURY
Since the injury the patient has complained of having a hard time seeing things and identifying colors. (BCC, 2016).
- WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE?
- WILL HIS VISION RETURN COMPLETELY?
- WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS IN THERAPY?
- Occipital Lobe Brain Injury. (2016). BrainandSpinalCord.org. Retrieved from http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/occipital-lobe-brain-injury/
- Occipital Lobe. (n.d.). The Brain Made Simple. Retrieved from http://brainmadesimple.com/occipital-lobe.html
- Behavioral Problems of TBI. (2016). Betty Clooney Center (BCC). Retrieved from http://www.bcftbi.org/about-tbi/behavior.asp