Head Trauma

Vision Therapy for Head Trauma (Acquired Brain Injury)

Acquired Brain Injury is essentially an insult to the brain.  It can be the result of a blow to the head, a stroke, a neurological dysfunction or other events. Below are some of the most common diagnoses:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mild Acquired Brain Injury
  • Mild Closed Head Injury
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome
  • Cervical Trauma Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident

brain injuries can affect vision.Visual dysfunction can be one of the effects suffered as the result of a brain injury.  Many times these problems are hidden and perhaps even neglected, which can lengthen or impair the patient’s rehabilitation.

Because of the importance of vision as a sensory source and the role that vision plays in providing information to the brain, a brain injury can greatly disrupt that flow of information.  The result is a vision problem.  Symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Reading difficulties
  • Comprehension difficulty
  • Attention and concentration difficulty
  • Memory difficulty
  • Double vision
  • Aching eyes
  • Headaches with visual tasks
  • Loss of visual field

Many times health care professionals – even those in head trauma rehabilitation centers – are unaware of the visual problems that can occur as a result of Acquired Brain Injury.   There is often a gap in this area of rehabilitative services which can lead to incomplete treatment.  Vision therapy from a qualified vision care professional like Dr. Beasley can be a very practical and effective part of the rehabilitation process.


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