Cyclosporine and Traumatic Brain Injury

Cyclosporine was first discovered in 1969 and was isolated from a fungus. The drug was immediately recognized to have tremendous immuno-suppressive properties and was put to work treating organ transplant patients facing tissue rejection. Since that time it has had numerous other clinical applications. There has been continued interest in Cyclosporine as a potential treatment… Continue Reading

Woodpeckers and Traumatic Brain Injury

So, one purpose of this blog is to get us to think and have fun. So imagine an animal that beats its head into a tree numerous times with significant force and velocity, every day. The woodpecker has a brain, and it gets slammed around quite a bit, but it adapts to this life. It… Continue Reading


• TBI MedLegal Conference, San Diego, CA – February 2018 • PI Expert Institute & Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium (Seminar Speaker), Los Angeles, CA – March 2018 • North American Brain Injury Society, Houston, TX – March 2018 • 8th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Washington, DC – May 2018 • 12th Annual National Summit… Continue Reading

Whiplash and Visual Symptoms

Approximately half of whiplash victims have problems with vision. These are not necessarily patients with head injury or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)- these are patients who experience what is termed in medicine “whiplash associated disorder” (WAD). As you know I am an ophthalmologist, so I read the most prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal: Ophthalmology, The Journal… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Parkinson’s Disease

There has been much discussion of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its association with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alzheimer’s, and dementia. Most of this material has been covered in previous blogs. The evidence on Parkinson’s Disease has been less clear but a recent study headed by researchers from U.C. San… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Brain Repair

In order to keep this blog relevant I like to review academic and mainstream articles related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). I regularly read the journal “Nature“- considered a premier journal in all areas of scientific research- the best of the best for important new discoveries in science. So I recently read an interesting article… Continue Reading

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