Navigation Links
Brain injury and stress disorder strong indicators of vision problems for veterans
Date:11/11/2012

CHICAGO November 11, 2012 Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to two studies presented today at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, jointly conducted this year with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

New Recognition of What Traumatic Brain Injury Can Mean for Veterans' Vision

In a study conducted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., researchers found that vision problems in veterans with mild TBI are much more common and persistent than previously recognized, with 67 percent of the 31 patients studied reporting chronic vision disorders. Though none of the affected veterans had suffered direct eye wounds, their vision continued to be impaired more than a year after they endured the injuries that caused their TBI.

The vision problems most frequently reported by the veterans in the study were convergence, which is the ability to focus both eyes simultaneously in order to read or see other nearby objects, and sensitivity to light. Veterans' ability to readjust their focus when moving their gaze between far and near objects, known as accommodation, was also reduced. Other complaints included double vision and "floaters," which are spots or spidery shapes that seem to move across the visual field. Full recovery of visual function took five years or more in many of the veterans, which is much longer than is typically seen in sports concussions and other non-blast-related TBI.

Blast-related TBI is the most frequent injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. From 2000, the Department of Defense reported 194,561 cases of mild TBI, or about 76 percent of all TBI injuries.

"Physicians who care for veterans with TBI need to know that many of them have vision problems," said M. Teresa Magone, M.D., staff ophthalmologist wit
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Wade
mwade@aao.org
510-725-5677
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time
3. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
4. Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
5. Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline
6. Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
7. Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Football-related catastrophic brain injuries on the rise
10. Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
11. Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain injury and stress disorder strong indicators of vision problems for veterans
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The Beryl Institute ... long-term care environment as well as provides recommendations for ... “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: A View ... patient, resident and family experience in long-term care and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every ... personal injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the ... of all those injuries with the best possible doctor. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A study recently published in ... Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows ... reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with physical strain ... the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 grams of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has ... machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts ... the most progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy ... and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Association (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort ... journals around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA ... as a sales agent for The JAMA Network. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... Proposals that Help ,Aging in Place, also a,Priority, ... New York State Legislature accept the Governor,s proposal to,create ... and,explore the "bulk purchasing" of prescription drugs to lower ... were made at a,state budget hearing on "Health, Medicaid ...
... Minnesotans diagnosed with a mental illness, ST. PAUL, ... today released the first and most comprehensive,overview of mental ... Health, were released today at the Mental Health,Innovations Conference ... create greater understanding of mental health,in our state and ...
... Danish researchers point to treatment of multiple risk factors ... with type 2 diabetes who are already showing signs of ... risk of death by treating multiple risk factors at once. ... published in the Feb. 7 issue of the New ...
... 5, 2008 Very young brains process memories of fear ... appear in the Feb. 6 issue of The Journal ... when and how fear is stored and unlearned, and introduces ... life. , This important paper raises questions that are the ...
... for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) will hold ... 21-24, 2008, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel ... free of charge. , This year,s Distinguished Teacher Lecture ... networking can play in furthering education about aging. , ...
... America,s favorite doctor,Mehmet Oz, M.D., recently revealed ... Winfrey Show with blueberries topping the list as ... one of his,"favorite" anti-aging superfoods. "You can tell ... color. All foods with dark colors in,them have ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AARP Testifies in Favor of Bulk Buying and Rx Card Proposals in Executive Budget Proposal 2Health News:New Report Offers Comprehensive Look at Mental Health in Minnesota 2Health News:Aggressive Diabetes Therapy Lowers Death Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Aggressive Diabetes Therapy Lowers Death Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Very young found to process fear memories in unique way 2Health News:Gerontology conference's highlights to include talks on student social networking 2Health News:Dr. Oz and Oprah Pick Antioxidant-Rich Blueberries for Ultimate Checklist for Great Aging 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  Today the U.S. ... Novartis, Bexsero® for the prevention of serogroup B ... Bexsero and Pfizer,s vaccine Trumenba®, which received FDA approval ... prevent this devastating disease. "I have ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dh22x/urinary_catheters ... Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" ... At present, the global market for urinary catheters is ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO )("NW ... for operable and inoperable solid tumor cancers, announced today that ... th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum in Washington ... will take place on January 26 at 10:30 a.m. EST ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Applauds FDA Approval of Second Vaccine To Protect Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 2NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 3
... YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 Berkery Noyes, an independent ... Year Mergers and Acquisitions trend report for ... The report analyzes the sector ... 2009 and 2010. This market includes information and technology ...
... Associates is among just five workplaces to appear on ... For" since the rankings debuted three decades ago.  The ... earned the No. 38 spot on the 2012 list, ... ) Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Berkery Noyes Releases 2011 Pharma & Healthcare Information and Technology Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2Berkery Noyes Releases 2011 Pharma & Healthcare Information and Technology Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Report 3W. L. Gore & Associates Named a Top U.S. Workplace 2
Wet-Field Hemostatic Eraser bipolar tip, packsize is 10/box....
Titanium. Straight shafts with curved lower tip. Upper tip fits into positioning hole while lower jaw stabilizes the lens. Flat smooth handle with dull finish. Most popular size or model....
Angled insertion forcep used for the Hydroview lens. Manufactured in titanium....
Titanium. Curved 18 mm shafts with 1.5 wide grasping tip. Flat, serrated cross action handle with dull finish....
Medicine Products: