Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), including concussion, is damage to the brain that occurs after birth leading to abnormalities in neurological processing. These neurological changes can adversely affect the way a person functions in their activities of daily living. Often overlooked are problems with a person’s visual system including: Eye tracking, teaming, and focusing, visual field awareness, and visual information processing ability.

Convergence Insufficiency, Accommodative Dysfunction, and Oculomotor Dysfunction following Concussion/mTBI
Symptoms:

  • Double vision
  • Blurring of vision
  • Difficulty changing focus between different distances
  • Trouble sustaining focus at near
  • Loss of place while reading/poor tracking
  • Headache in the forehead or temple
  • Problems with motion sickness and/or vertigo

Links:
VISUAL TRACKING PROBLEMS AND SILENT CONCUSSIONS- WHY PARENTS, THE PUBLIC AND OPTOMETRISTS NEED TO KNOW
Concussion

Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS)
List of Symptoms

  • Objects appearing to move that are known to be stationary
  • Words in print run together
  • Blurring of vision/difficulty focusing
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty with balance, gait, and/or coordination
  • Visual motion sensitivity

Links:
Post trauma vision syndrome

Stroke
Symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Visual Field loss
  • Dimming vision
  • Walking/coordination difficulties

Links:
Vision
Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury
OPTOMETRIC CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

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