Skip to main content

Eye Care and TBI

Clinical Recommendation for Eye Care Providers: “Eye and Vision Care Following Blast Exposure and/or Possible Traumatic Brain Injury”

The Vision Center of Excellence (VCE) released a clinical recommendation and support tools to help eye care providers identify and treat Service members and Veterans who have sustained eye- or vision-related problems following a blast exposure or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

VCE’s “Clinical Recommendation for the Eye Care Provider: Eye and Vision Care Following Blast Exposure and/or Possible Traumatic Brain Injury” outlines the procedural recommendations regarding the assessment, management, rehabilitation and referral of patients. This clinical tool offers a practical approach to help eye care providers identify patients with mild TBI who may benefit from further assessment and care.

This suite of tools includes:

  • Clinical Recommendation: This detailed “Algorithm of Care” provides a recommended, step-by-step approach to help eye care providers evaluate, manage and refer affected Service members and Veterans.
  • Clinical Support Tool: This “Algorithm Card” reference tool helps conveniently guide the eye care provider through the recommended course of care.
  • Educational Brochure: This patient-focused informational tool informs patients of the vision changes associated with TBI, symptoms and when to see a doctor.