Vision symptoms and dysfunctions associated with concussion

07 Aug 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Vision symptoms and dysfunctions associated with concussion

Presentation Outline

At least 20% of your patients, children and adults, will have suffered one or more concussions, and have visual symptoms which they do not connect to the concussion(s). Men and women playing any code of football are at significant risk of concussion and visual problems. Repeated concussions can have significant, long-lasting effects on people’s brains, with debilitating visual symptoms of blurred vision, headaches, motion sensitivity and balance issues which can interfere with work and reading. It is important to ask every patient if they have ever had a concussion, to explore their visual symptoms and function, and to provide competent assessment and management of their visual issues.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to discuss the aetiologies and physiology of concussive head injuries

Participants will be able to describe the steps in evaluating the visual symptoms of patients who experienced one or more concussions.

Participants will be capable of expressing the sequential assessment of visual function and ocular health following concussion.