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

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

Impairment of human ocular accommodation, or eye focusing, is common in those with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Its presence can adversely affect near work activities and general activities of daily living because words and objects would be "blurry." Following 3 h of eye focusing training, nearly all aspects of accommodation improved significantly, along with reduced symptoms and improved visual attention. There was no effect of the placebo training. These findings demonstrate considerable residual neural/visual system plasticity in the adult brain with mTBI.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.01.0027

Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
   Pages 175 — 192


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Thiagarajan P, Ciuffreda KJ. Effect of oculomotor rehabilitation on accommodative responsivity in mild traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(2):175–92.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.01.0027
ResearcherID/ORCID: Preethi Thiagarajan, BS Optom, MS, PhD: M-2337-2013
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