Vision Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2019 Feb;30(1):171-188. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2018.09.001. Epub 2018 Oct 31.


Visual dysfunctions and symptoms are commonly experienced after even mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) despite excellent visual acuity. All individuals who have experienced a TBI/concussion should be screened for vision symptoms and visual dysfunction. A TBI-specific eye examination is necessary to identify the visual sequelae of TBI and address any vision/ocular issues that may be contributing to other post-TBI complaints. A vision rehabilitation plan that includes vision therapy can improve visual dysfunction secondary to TBI. Combining office-based and home-based vision therapy training will maximize visual potential and functional results.

Keywords: Concussion; Traumatic brain injury; Vision rehabilitation; Vision therapy; Visual dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries, Traumatic / complications*
  • Brain Injuries, Traumatic / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Vision Disorders / etiology*
  • Vision Disorders / rehabilitation*