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


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 Children

This week the The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a detailed report to Congress describing the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on children. This blog has been committed to providing the latest news on a very hot topic. The public is paying attention, and Congress wanted answers. The news is not good. Children… Continue Reading


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 motion we have all felt in a car from an accident… Continue Reading


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 injuries have already been documented by many other authors. Floaters… Continue Reading


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 accompanying back and neck injuries. Often, they… Continue Reading


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