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Accommodation in mild traumatic brain injury

Wesley Green, MS, et al.


Figure 2. The WAM 5500 open-field autorefractor system is used to measure static and dynamic aspects of accommodation. It is composed of an open-field viewing area for subjects, joystick for eye and target alignment, accommodative stimulus mounted on near-point rod, response-viewing window on lower left, and computer to store responses for further analysis.

Younger veterans who have had traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families will benefit from the present research. Eye-focusing disturbances (also known as accommodative dysfunction), which are commonly found in individuals with mild TBI, can have adverse consequences with respect to both vocational and avocational goals. In addition, such focusing problems can adversely affect progress in other rehabilitation areas. Fortunately, these eye-focusing problems can be treated with good success with optometric vision therapy.

Volume 47 Number 3, 2010
   Pages 183 — 200


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