Visual Dysfunction Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

Aug. 7, 2015; 12-1:15 p.m. (ET)

Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, BAMC Conference Center (TH-L02) / Optional online participation via Adobe Connect

Materials

Overview

This knowledge-based presentation will focus on vision assessment and rehabilitation following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many providers currently working with service members and veterans lack sufficient knowledge about the high prevalence of vision problems after TBI and may not be aware of the most common vision problems. As a result, patients may not be referred for care or receive appropriate intervention in a timely fashion. This training is designed to review the most prevalent vision problems after a mild TBI and outline the most important treatment options.

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  • Describe at least three visual symptoms frequently reported by patients suffering mild TBI
  • Recognize at least three visual deficits commonly found in patients after mild TBI
  • Differentiate between visual symptoms and dysfunctions that are more common in blast-related mechanism TBI vs. non-blast TBI

Presenter

Dr. Suzanne Wickum, OD, FAAO
University of Houston College of Optometry Clinical Professor; Director, Residency in Pediatrics; Director, Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation Services Houston, Texas

Moderator

Sherray L. Holland, PA-C
TBI Clinical Educator, Division of Education Contract support to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Maryland

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