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This 90-minute webinar was presented by Dr. Neera Kapoor.
Synopsis of session:
This webinar provides an overview of why vision may be impacted following traumatic brain injury (TBI) along with common ophthalmic terminology. Regarding TBI, evidence will be provided for the occurrence and rehabilitation of vision deficits. An evidence-based, high-yield vision screening for those with TBI will be presented along with the criteria for when and to whom to refer for detailed evaluation and management of the presenting vision deficits. Aspects of vision rehabilitation along with the providers of vision rehabilitation will be outlined. Lastly, the abbreviated underlying neurology, primary associated symptom, and possible treatment options for the typical vision conditions evident following TBI will be discussed.
Attendees will become familiar with and be able to apply the following evidence-based aspects regarding vision deficits following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in clinical care:
• Why vision might be impacted along with the associated role of vision care providers
• Common ophthalmic terminology
• Evidence for the occurrence and rehabilitation of vision conditions
• An evidence-based, practical high-yield vision screening protocol for rehabilitation professionals
• Criteria for referring for detailed vision evaluation and management
• Aspects of vision rehabilitation, types of vision rehabilitation providers, and generalized vision rehabilitative approaches including abbreviated underlying neurology, primary associated symptoms, and possible treatment options
Target audience: physicians in neuro-rehab, nurses, social workers, and therapists (OT, PT, Speech and Language Therapists, Neuro-psychologists)
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