Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Vision problems caused by concussion often overlooked
"....Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, pediatric sports medicine specialist and associate professor of clinical pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said a high prevalence of certain vision problems, including binocular vision disorders, accommodative disorders, such as convergence insufficiency, and eye movement/saccadic disorders, have been observed after concussion in the adult population, both civilian and military. The symptoms are most often associated with prolonged visual near work, including eye strain headache, and blurred/double vision. Therefore, school-age children, especially adolescents, may be particularly vulnerable to the consequences of such deficits after concussion because of their schoolwork, much of which is done on a computer.