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LIFE, LIMB, AND SIGHT - Don't Forget the Sight!

Emergency medical care is a priority when there is an immediate threat to life, limb, or sight.
The Life, Limb, and Sight Campaign highlights best practices for the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of military eye and vision injuries.






Prevention
Ninety percent of all eye injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear. Stay mission ready and learn what you can do to protect your eyes—on and off duty.
   
Diagnosis
  Changes in vision can occur following blast exposure, eye injury, concussion or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Being aware of the symptoms and changes in the eye and vision is crucial to maximizing recovery from vision problems of all causes and maintaining mission readiness.

TBI and Visual Dysfunction Podcast

 

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



   
Mitigation
 If an injury occurs, responding properly could save a person’s sight. Learn what to do in the case of an eye injury. Knowing these tips, whether at home, at work or on the battlefield, will help you and your battle buddy be mission ready.

Injury Response Video 

 

Eye Injury Response Training Video

 

Applying Eye Shields Podcast

 

Eye Injury Response Tips




 Treatment   VCE offers best practices for eye care providers for managing and treating service members and Veterans with eye or vision problems.

Vision Concerns after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Podcast 

 

Caring for Patients Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Fact Sheet for the Inpatient Care Team


   
 Rehabilitation   VCE offers best practices for eye care providers in the rehabilitation of service members and Veterans with eye or vision problems.

Talking to Patients about Vision Loss Podcast

 

Clinical Recommendation for Eye Care Providers: Assessment and Management of Oculomotor Dysfunctions Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

 

Clinical Recommendation for Eye Care Providers: Rehabilitation of Patients with TBI-Related Visual Field Loss

 

Caring for Patients Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A fact sheet for the Outpatient Care Team

 

VA Blind Rehabilitation

 

VA Polytrauma System of Care

 

Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation Services