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Vision Problems After Concussions

In Malaysia, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality, particularly among children and adults under 45 years of age. Data from 2011 indicates that car accidents were responsible for approximately 80% of TBIs in 2009, predominantly affecting males (87%) and individuals aged 15-24 (34%). On average, 25 of the 276 ICU beds in government hospitals are occupied by TBI patients daily.

Concussions, a common form of TBI, result from head impacts causing rapid skull movements. These can lead to Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS), which impairs visual function and information processing, leading to symptoms like dizziness, eye coordination problems, attention difficulties, eye tracking issues, headaches, or migraines.

Concussion Causes:

  1. Head impacts.
  2. Violent head movements from body hits.
  3. Accidents.
  4. Physical contact sports.

Symptoms of PTVS:

  1. Reduced reading abilities due to eye tracking and coordination issues.
  2. Dizziness, balance problems, or vertigo, affecting vestibular integration.
  3. Headaches or migraines triggered by visual stimuli.
  4. Ocular motor dysfunction, causing inaccurate eye tracking and poor eye-hand coordination.
  5. Binocular dysfunction, hindering activities like reading or driving.
  6. Convergence insufficiency, affecting near-distance vision.
  7. Accommodative dysfunction, where lens focus or brain control of the lens is impaired.

Treatment involves Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation, which teaches patients to control eye movements, improve brain-eye coordination, and process visual and vestibular information effectively, thus alleviating symptoms.

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Vision Issues Triggering Anxiety Disorders

Vision Issues Triggering Anxiety Disorders

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), often resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a common condition that disrupts the brain’s ability to merge the two distinct images each eye sends, leading to symptoms like double vision, dizziness, and anxiety. These symptoms can be severe, causing panic attacks and even agoraphobia, and may significantly impact daily functioning and performance at work or school. While traditional anti-anxiety medications might not be effective for BVD-induced anxiety, treatment usually involves prism spatial lenses and possibly neuro-optometric rehabilitation to realign vision and improve eye-brain communication. If experiencing anxiety, a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation is essential, as undiagnosed vision problems like BVD can greatly affect quality of life.

Success Story Of Double Vision Without Prism

Success Story Of Double Vision Without Prism

Double vision can be a daunting aftermath of a stroke, leaving individuals like Willem searching for solutions to restore their sight. In search of a speedier resolution, Willem turned to our Neuro Vision Specialist, renowned for its innovative approach to vision rehabilitation. Here, he embarked on a tailored program, designed to harness the brain’s plasticity and accelerate the healing process. Through personalized therapy sessions and cutting-edge techniques, Willem began to see the world more clearly.