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


Traumatic Brain Injury and The Ruptured Globe

The vast majority of the information presented in this blog describes head injury and concussion’s impact on visual function. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can disturb eyesight independent of damage to the eyeball. The close connection between the eye and brain has been highlighted. However, there are instances where the eyeball itself can be injured directly.… 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


Angle Recession Glaucoma and Eye Trauma

This blog most frequently concentrates on subjects that directly link the eye and the brain. However, head and facial trauma can involve direct injury to the eye. Automobile accidents can cause direct trauma to the face. In particular, airbag deployment can prevent fatal brain injury but often cause eye injuries. This has been documented in… Continue Reading


Potential Blood Test Identifies Concussion

An April 20 research article out of the University of California, Irvine in collaboration with other major universities has identified a panel of 6 plasma blood test markers to help diagnose acute concussion. One purpose of this blog is to provide up-to-date scientific information on traumatic brain injury (TBI), to the general public in a… Continue Reading


Glasgow Coma scale and TBI

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was created in 1974 by academics Bryan Jennet and Graham Teasdale to evaluate coma and impaired consciousness in an emergency setting. The scale employs three clinical findings: eye response, motor (muscle) response and verbal response. Scores ranged from 3 (deep coma) to 15 (fully aware). The desire was to create… Continue Reading


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