Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Seizures

There is a common association between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and seizures. Seizures can occur soon after a head injury or months (or even years later). If a patient has more than one seizure, the condition is labeled post-traumatic epilepsy and it carries a worse prognosis. What exactly is a seizure? The public is aware… Continue Reading


Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Children

September 4, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics (Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics) publishes new guidelines on evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury in children. One purpose of this blog is to provide up-to-date expert information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The reader of this blog can refer directly to this material as it appears on-line,… Continue Reading


Traumatic Brain Injury, Insomnia, and the Eyes

Approximately 30% of patients with significant head trauma will complain of a significant disruption of sleep. In more significant brain injuries, doctors are often concerned with increased sleeping and altered levels of consciousness. This blog is focused on mild TBI and its interruption of normal sleep patterns- essentially, the lack of a good night’s sleep… 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


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


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