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Brain Injuries and Vision


Brain injury can affect a person in many ways extending from physical limitations to changes in perception and cognition. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an all-encompassing term for damage to the brain and it is common for an injury to have profound affect in neurological processing. This can adversely affect the way a person functions in their activities of daily living. Examples are speech issues and physical changes such as impaired motor function. The visual system is often involved, as well.

An ABI can also be a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) caused by external force to the head. Examples are a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or contact sports. It can be the result of a medical condition such as stroke, tumor, aneurism, meningitis and cerebral palsy, or other neurological insults.

Vision is Linked to the Brain

Traumatic Brain Injury often results in an interruption in communication between the eyes and the brain. Vision Problems are often overlooked in diagnosing brain injury symptoms, particularly during initial treatment of the injury. Vision problems that are left untreated can have serious consequences.

Studies show that 90 percent of Traumatic Brain Injury patients suffer from Visual Dysfunctions such as: Blurred Vision, Sensitivity to Light, Reduction or Loss of Visual Field, Headaches with Visual tasks, Reading Difficulty, Difficulties with Eye Movements.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Dr. Blair and Dr. Jackson both specialize in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and can help anyone who has experienced Brain Trauma. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological insults. Treatment regimens encompass medically necessary non-compensatory lenses and prisms with and without occlusion and other appropriate medical rehabilitation strategies.

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