Assessing visual function after an acquired brain injury

Takeaway

  • Visual symptom assessment and vision examination were both necessary to capture the extent of visual dysfunction in individuals who have an acquired brain injury (ABI).

Why this matters

    Individuals with ABIs commonly experience dysfunction which affects their visual acuity, visual field, and oculomotor functions. Visual dysfunctions can negatively affect rehabilitation and activities of daily living. To date, there are no standard recommendations which can assess visual dysfunction after an ABI. The results of this study build upon existing knowledge of visual dysfunction after an ABI which may improve current methods of rehabilitation.