Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Chances of Visual Problems

"Visual symptoms and abnormalities occur at high rates in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI)—including Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans with blast-related TBI, reports a study, “Mechanisms of TBI and Visual Consequences in Military and Veteran Populations”, in the February issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health," according to Midwest Lens. "Vision problems are similar for military and civilian patients with TBI, and are common even after relatively mild brain injury, according to the report by Gregory L. Goodrich, PhD, of the VA Palo Alto (Calif.) Health Care System and colleagues.'Comprehensive eye examinations are recommended following even mild traumatic brain injury,' comments Anthony Adams, OD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Optometry and Vision Science." Read more.

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