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August Tuesday Talks


Post Trauma Vision Syndrome

Laura Kompkoff, OD and Sherry Lentfer, OD to present on following a neurological event such as a traumatic brain injury, or cerebrovascular accident, patients frequently will report vision problems such as seeing objects appearing to move that are known to be stationary; seeing words in print run together; and experiencing intermittent blurring. More interesting symptoms are sometimes reported, such as attempting to walk on a floor that appears tilted and having significant difficulties with balance and spatial orientation when in crowded moving environments. These types of symptoms are not uncommon. Frequently, patients reporting these symptoms to eye care professionals (optometrists and ophthalmologists) have been told that their problems are not in their eyes and that their eyes appear to be healthy. What is often overlooked is dysfunction of visual function and processing that causes Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS).

It has been found that the use of prisms, binasal occlusion, tints and Neuro-Vision Therapy can effectively demonstrate functional improvement, while also being documented on brain wave studies by increasing the amplitude (this is like turning up the volume on your radio). 

This course will discuss the difference between vision and sight (ambient versus focal). Demonstrate how 70% of brain is involved with visual processing by reviewing the neurology. Discuss the treatment options with case examples.

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