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Jul 7, 2021

What is nystagmus?

Jul 7, 2021

Is there anything I can do to improve my peripheral vision?

I'm missing my peripheral vision in my right eye after my TBI five years ago.

Jul 7, 2021

Will my brain be able to fuse the two images together?

I had corrective surgery to straighten strabismus in my left eye after my TBI. The surgery was 15 years ago but now I see two separate images, and it worsens when I'm stressed or really concentrating.

Jul 7, 2021

What do you recommend as the next path of treatment for vision deficits from acquired brain injury?

I suffered an acute attack of Wernicke's Encephalopathy–which is a type of brain injury–in February 2015 and was admitted following a seizure. As a result, I lost peripheral vision bilaterally, as well as 40% of my field of vision. After an evaluation by a neuro-ophthalmologist, it was determined that my brain is no longer processing the information that my eyes are sending.  I also developed horizontal nystagmus, which gets worse in low light. I have tried vision therapy and colored light therapy without any improvement.

Jul 7, 2021

What can I do to improve or correct convergence insufficiency?

I was in a motor vehicle accident 17 years ago and have convergence insufficiency from the injury. I am unable to read or do work on a computer for extended periods. Some days I can read for 30 min, other days not even 5 minutes. Even grocery shopping is affected by looking for products or reading labels.

Jul 7, 2021

Is there anything that can be done for my double vision?

I sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2003 which left me with serious double vision. I had an operation in 2013 which got rid of the majority of my horizontal double vision, but I'm still left with a vertical double vision. After some tests I was told that all they can do is fit a blank contact lens.

Jul 7, 2021

Can vision therapy help to address depth perception issues that I've had since my accident?

I noticed depth issues when playing tennis.


Sep 7, 2021

Cortical/cerebral vision loss. What can be done?

My son has a cortical vision impairment. I understand there is no therapy for this and it's all about using other senses to compansate and there is no rehabilitation. Is this accurate?