Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Visual Dysfunction

About this program

Divided into four parts, this one-hour program covers the range of visual dysfunctions associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI), which may create or exacerbate the physical and cognitive symptoms seen in TBI, particularly mild cases. Learn about approaches to identify and assess visual dysfunction and impairment in patients with TBI and how to differentiate and address visual symptoms from other symptoms related to brain injury.

The program is presented by four health care professionals whose practices concentrate in treating patients with low vision: neurologist Helen Chang, MD; low vision optometrist Andrea Zimmerman, OD, FAAO; occupational therapist Inna Babaeva, OT, PhD; and clinical psychologist Laura Newman, PhD.

Who May Benefit

  • Optometrists
  • Rehabilitation professionals

What is Covered

Through this program, you will:

  • Identify visual dysfunctions and the associated symptoms commonly seen after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Describe basic approaches for assessing visual function in patients with TBI.
  • Describe common treatments for visual dysfunction and impairment related to TBI, including vision therapies.
  • Discuss the psychological impact of TBI and visual dysfunction.

Continuing Education Credits

This activity, COPE Activity #118557, is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists. Expiration date 11/19/22. This activity is approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for one (1) clock hour. Activity #60007914172, expiration date 12/14/21. This activity is approved for 0.1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDUs/1 contact hour)

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