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Chemical Injuries to the Eye

I've spent a great deal of time exploring the relationship between head trauma and vision. In this blog I plan to briefly examine chemical injuries to the eye. Approximately 10% -20% of all direct ocular trauma is chemical. This most frequently happens at the...

Whiplash, Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Eyes

Whiplash is the term most frequently associated with automobile accidents. We hear the word all the time, is it a real thing? People who are injured often use this word to describe their personal experience of a collision. An individual describes the head jerking...

Vertigo, Nystagmus and Traumatic Brain Injury

A common side effect of head trauma is vertigo. The victim of an automobile accident who experiences head trauma or whiplash frequently experiences vertigo. Vertigo is the sense that things are spinning around them. Many people have experienced vertigo, as a result of...

Airbags and the Eye

This blog has covered many topics related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and vision. So this is an interesting look at how TBI prevention can actually place the eye at risk. Everyone knows airbags were developed mostly to prevent drivers and passengers from striking...

Smooth Pursuit and Traumatic Brain Injury

I have previously discussed the important role of saccadic eye movement in visual function. Saccades are rapid eye movements that allow a person to swiftly look from one place to another in the real world. Humans can quickly shift attention to an object in the field...

Headaches and Traumatic Brain Injury

Headaches are the single most common symptom after a significant head injury. Headaches occur in 30-50% of patients after concussion. Many symptoms disappear after a few days, but a surprising number of victims suffer for months and years after an accident. So what...

Floaters and Traumatic Brain Injury

In previous blogs, I have generally covered visual problems secondary to head injuries that are related to the brain. Obviously, there are vision problems related to direct trauma to the eye, but that has not really been the purpose of my blog. These direct eye...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Vision Therapy

I have already discussed in detail the numerous visual problems an individual can have after a traumatic head injury even if the eyeballs are healthy. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects the manner in which the eyes and brain communicate. The question then becomes...

Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Every major newspaper in the country carried this front page story in recent weeks. Medical research showed 110 brains of ex-NFL players out of 111 examined at autopsy had evidence of CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy....

Light Sensitivity and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Approximately 50 % of chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients experience increased sensitivity to light. It can be life altering but they are rarely questioned about such complaints and usually nothing is done. As discussed in previous blogs, automobile...