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Concusion Discussion

Concussion is a "hot" topic in the world of sport and performance.  Vision can play a role in concussion prevention and in post-concussion rehab.  Due to the nature of this topic, we have dedicated a page for vision and concussion resources.  

 

There are common visual symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome.  These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Blur

  • Double vision

  • Headaches

  • Sensitivity to light/glare (photophobia)

  • Balance problems

  • Dizziness

  • and so much more

 
 
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Prevention and Post-Concussion

Some individuals work on concussion prevention by improving visual skills around peripheral awareness and eye-motor reaction.  

In addition, those who have sustained a concussion can have visual symptoms that can be managed by an optometrist.  This link will take you to some resources surrounding post-concussion training.

Discussion (coming soon)

While reading about concussion is critical, so is talking about what can be done to prevent and treat post-concussion vision syndrome.  We have developed a blog specifically to this type of discussion.

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Resources

There is a lot of information regarding concussion.  This link will allow you to reference some of the resources regarding post-concussion syndrome and vision.

Post-Concussion Discussion

 

The visual side-effects after a concussion can be anywhere from a nuisance to disabling.  This page will discuss some of the symptoms and training utilized during Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome

 
 

Symptoms

Individuals will often experience visual symptoms after a concussion.  While most will have symptoms recover during he acute phase (10 - 14 days), there are some that have lingering symptoms in the post-concussion phase (14 or more days post-concussion).

Some of the most common visual concerns after concussion syndrome are related to our focus (accommodation) and aiming (vergence) systems.  There are multiple other issues that can occur.  Here is a short list:

  • Blur
  • Double vision (diplopia) or ghosting
  • Light Sensitivity (photophobia)
  • Headaches
  • Balance issues
  • Dizziness

Each of these symptoms can be assessed and treated with an interprofessional approach.  

 

 

Concussion Blog

~~~~~~~  Coming Soon ~~~~~~

 

Concussion Discussion Resources

There are a plethora (insert "Three Amigos" quote) of resources for you to find.  We want to list some resources that are specific to vision and performance.  We will also reference foundational knowledge about concussion.

 
 
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What is a Concussion?

There are two main sources for defining a concussion - The Consensus Statement and the Centers for Disease Control.  

Consensus Statement

Berlin 2016

Zurich 2012 

Zurich 2008

Prague 2004

Vienna 2001

 

Concussion and Vision Resources

There are multiple articles on concussion and vision.  Here is a list.  If there are articles that are not listed and you feel should be here, feel free to e-mail us at

 

Concussion and Vision Media

There are a few videos out there regarding concussion and vision.  We will have a list of those here