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Visual function, traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder

Gregory L. Goodrich, PhD, et al.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the two signature injuries of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Patients with either or both may present with overlapping visual symptoms. In this study, we examine visual function in patients with TBI. Patients diagnosed with both TBI and PTSD frequently reported similar visual problems; however, only TBI was associated with visual loss and dysfunction. PTSD may produce visually disabling symptoms such as light sensitivity as well as reading problems. Visual examinations are recommended for patients diagnosed with TBI to aid in comprehensive rehabilitation.

Volume 51 Number 4, 2014
   Pages 547 — 558

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Goodrich GL, Martinsen GL, Flyg HM, Kirby J, Garvert DW, Tyler CW. Visual function, traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(4):547–58.
ResearcherID/ORCID: Gary L. Martinsen, OD, PhD: F-4838-2014; Donn W. Garvert, MS: F-4724-2014; Gregory L. Goodrich, PhD: F-8388-2014

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