2021.06.10 – Vision Problems in Concussion (Recorded Webinar)

A Robert Sbordone Memorial mTBI/Concussion Lecture recorded webinar featuring Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO.

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 Aired live June 9, 2021. Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.

In this webinar, Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO, provides an overview of vision problems that can occur after concussion, along with current evidence-based treatment options for oculomotor dysfunction. She also discusses optometry’s role in concussion management from early treatment to return to the community.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline post-concussion vision symptoms. Differentiate what is normal and what is abnormal as well as what is eye-related vs visual pathway-related.
  2. Understand how visual symptoms may impact returning to work/activities of daily living and how visual symptoms may be misdiagnosed as other conditions including cognitive dysfunction, post-traumatic headache, dizziness, and anxiety.
  3. Describe signs and symptoms of vestibular-oculomotor symptoms, the utility of screening, and impact on concussion recovery.
  4. Review the expected timeline for resolution of symptoms.  Discuss what needs to be referred, when and to which type of provider.

Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO is an optometrist with residency training in neuro-optometry, who treats patients of all ages with visual complaints and double vision due to brain injury and neurological disease. She is nationally recognized as a leader in her field for clinical diagnosis, management, and research of oculomotor dysfunction in concussion, as well as prismatic correction of acquired and developmental double vision. In addition to patient care, Dr. Theis also lectures nationally to optometrists and non-optometric healthcare providers in the field of neuro-optometry, concussion, and oculomotor dysfunction, as well as consults healthcare systems on how to prevent fall risk for this patient population. The previous Chief and Founder of the UC Berkeley Sports Vision and Concussion Clinic, Dr. Theis currently sees patients in private practice at Virginia Neuro-Optometry, which is located in the multi-disciplinary outpatient Concussion Care Centre of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.


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