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Chronic visual dysfunction after blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury

M. Teresa Magone, MD, et al.

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) from an explosive blast is the most common TBI among servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. It is different from a sports concussion, where a localized injury occurs and quickly resolves within weeks. Veterans who were exposed to a blast and experienced mild TBI were shown to have visual symptoms up to 5.8 years after the injury despite excellent vision. The most common symptoms were light sensitivity and difficulty aligning the eyes to read. We recommend screening and eye examinations in these young veterans to diagnose and treat visual problems.

Volume 51 Number 1, 2014
   Pages 71 — 80

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Magone MT, Kwon E, Shin SY. Chronic visual dysfunction after blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(1):71–80.
ResearcherID/ORCID: M. Teresa Magone, MD: B-3073-2014

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