Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the result of an insult to the brain, such as a blow to the head, stroke or neurological dysfunction. They are a serious public health concern and the implications it places on functional vision problems is becoming increasingly known.
Some visual and perceptual consequences include, but are not limited to, blurred vision; sensitivity to light; reading and comprehension difficulties; attention, memory and concentration problems, headaches, double vision and visual field loss. Functionally, a person can lose their ability to work, drive or even socialize in the same manner preceding the brain injury.
Prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the National Institute of Health, 2.5 million TBI incidences occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.
Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Treating visually related effects of traumatic brain injuries begins with a comprehensive examination and a complete visual perceptual analysis. The possibility for prisms, which may correct many perceptual issues or traditional eyeglasses, as well as a visual management program will be explored further.
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