Visual Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury can be caused by a multitude of different reasons such as blunt force, suffocation, cerebral vascular accidents (stoke), and pharmacological toxicity. It can cause several vision dysfunctions and lead to the development of:

Because our daily life involves efficient use of the visual motor system, any of the above developments can be very disruptive to performing day-to-day tasks.

Some symptoms of the developments are:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Double Vision
  • Dizziness
  • Reduced ability to sustain in daily tasks for a long period of time
  • Eye Strain
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty Reading
  • Confusion Related to Visual Tasks

Vision therapy utilizing lenses, prisms, occlusion, and low vision devices has been proved as a method to help treat the visual dysfunctions that are associated with traumatic brain injury. Visual rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury most commonly involves a program coupling vision therapy with other healthcare providers, such as neurologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, etc… This allows the healthcare providers to be collectively involved in the proper rehabilitation of the brain injury patient.


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