Friday, June 19, 2015

Vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in pediatric sports-related concussion

Vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in pediatric sports-related concussion





Evidence of Vestibulo-Ocular Dysfuntion was detected in a significant proportion of children and adolescents with acute 
 sports-related concussion and  postconcussion syndrome who were referred to a multidisciplinary pediatric concussion program. This clinical feature was a significant risk factor for the subsequent development of  postconcussion syndrome in this pediatric acute sports-related concussion cohort.

Comments: Numerous visual and vestibular problems are present after a concussion. Make sure you see a functional optometrist to diagnose and treat and visual problems that may affect vestibular function. The College of Optoemtrists in Vision Development provides special educaiton in the area of brain injury. To find an eye doctor who can help go to http://www.OVD.ORG  

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