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Eye and visual function in traumatic brain injury

Glenn C. Cockerham, MD, et al.

Combat blast injury is a common cause of traumatic brain injury and injuries to other areas of the body. Awareness is increasing about the potential effects of blasts on the eye. Important aspects of visual functioning, such as the ability to see objects in lighted or dark environments, color vision, and awareness of the visual space around us (visual fields), may be affected by either the blast or the resulting brain injury. Efforts are underway in military and Department of Veterans Affairs centers to better understand and treat eye and vision damage from blast and to rehabilitate injured veterans.

Volume 46 Number 6, 2009
   Pages 811 — 818

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