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Convergence Insufficiency and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

I have previously discussed the difficulty patients often have in reading after head injuries. I have also blogged on the importance of Accommodative Insufficiency, (the inability of an eye to focus up close) after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There is one other...

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....

Double Vision and TBI Or Why Am I Seeing Two Of Everything?

Head injury patients frequently complain of double vision after an acute head concussion often as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Double vision (or seeing two of things) can be very disturbing to an individual and make them unstable and unable to function in the...

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Reading (or EKG for the EYE)

Reading is perhaps THE single most important visual/perceptual skill we need to function in everyday life. Yet, we seem to accept as a given, that all people can read, some a little a slower, some faster. What happens when normal reading is disrupted? We all know that...

How I See TBI and Ophthalmology’s Relationship

The clues for brain damage are in the eyes. Most head injury victims with severe brain injury end up in the hospital, yet upwards of 95% are sent home, even though they may be experiencing vision problems. They may see a chiropractor or orthopedic surgeon if they have...

Traumatic Brain Injury Research Advances

By Jeffrey Norris (https://www.ucsf.edu/bio/jeffrey­norris) on October 22, 2013 Traumatic Brain Injury Research Advances with $18.8M NIH Award UCSF to Administer Major Award, Part of Large International Research Collaboration The National Institutes of Health is...