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Oculomotor Dysfunction and TBI

This clinical recommendation is designed to help guide the assessment, management and rehabilitation of patients with oculomotor dysfunction associated with TBI. It assumes that a comprehensive exam including an ocular health evaluation and refraction (wet and/or dry) was performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. These recommendations include clinical tests that can assess and detect the most common oculomotor dysfunctions associated with TBI. Rehabilitation procedures are also included in order to provide guidance for treatment options.

This suite of tools includes:

  • Clinical Screening Tool:  This clinical recommendation (CR) specifies a rapid screening method for use in the eye care environment. Its use helps identify individuals who are affected by certain oculomotor dysfunctions that are prevalent after TBI, and which may negatively affect visual quality of life, post-TBI rehabilitation, return to duty, and reintegration to employment and other life activities. Click here to download the pocket card. Click here to watch instructional videos demonstrating Screening for Oculomotor Dysfunctions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • Clinical Recommendation: Consensus documents designed to help guide the care and rehabilitation of patients with oculomotor dysfunctions associated with TBI.
  • Fact Sheet: Provides an overview of specific TBI-related visual dysfunctions as well as accepted practices for rehabilitation.
  • Reference Cards: A portable tool for providers and rehabilitation specialists in a variety of clinical environments, the Reference Cards offer a concise representation of the main point of CR. They include the algorithm of care along with tables of tests and procedures, recommended rehabilitation strategies and techniques specific for TBI related visual dysfunctions.