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Effect of oculomotor rehabilitation on vergence responsivity in mild traumatic brain injury

Preethi Thiagarajan, BS Optom, MS, PhD; Kenneth
J. Ciuffreda, OD, PhD

Vergence eye movement rehabilitation was performed in 12 individuals with mild traumatic brain injury who had oculomotor-based reading problems. Vergence eye movement parameters were assessed before and after the oculomotor rehabilitation. Following oculomotor training, most vergence parameters significantly improved and/or normalized. In addition, nearwork-related symptoms were reduced and visual attention improved. No improvement was found following placebo training. The findings suggest the presence of considerable residual neurovisual plasticity in these individuals.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.12.0235

Volume 50 Number 9, 2013
   Pages 1223 — 1240


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Thiagarajan P, Ciuffreda KJ. Effect of oculomotor rehabilitation on vergence responsivity in mild traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(9):1223–40.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.12.0235
ResearcherID/ORCID: Preethi Thiagarajan, BS Optom, MS, PhD: M-2337-2013
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