2024.08.06 - Persistent Visual Dizziness Post-Concussion: Is it the Ears, the Eyes, or the Neck? (Live Webinar)

A Robert Sbordone Memorial mTBI/Concussion webinar featuring Dr. Jacqueline Theis, O.D., FAAO, FNAP. Airs live at 3:00 p.m. ET August 6, 2024.


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Patients with persistent post-concussion oculomotor dysfunction often complain of dizziness with visual tasks including scrolling on a computer or phone, reading, grocery shopping, visual motion, or being in a car. This talk will discuss the differential diagnosis of post-traumatic visual dizziness and how to clinically decipher if the etiology is truly visual (eyes), vestibular (ears), cervical (neck), or something else entirely.  

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and natural history of oculomotor (eye movement) dysfunction and dizziness post-concussion.
  • Discuss the symptomatology of post-concussion oculomotor-related dizziness and the nuances of its descriptors and functional impact on the patient.
  • Explain how eye movements overlap with vestibular and cervical inputs and how to prioritize referrals for rehabilitation to expedite patient care. 

Fees:

  • Free for survivors/family members.
  • $50 for professionals. Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Jacqueline Theis, O.D., FAAO, FNAP is a practicing optometrist, clinical researcher, international lecturer, and author. She received her doctoral and post-doctoral residency training in Neuro-Optometry and Binocular Vision disorders from the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. She is a previous Assistant Clinical Professor and the Founder and Chief of the UC Berkeley Sports Vision and Concussion Clinic and currently serves as an Assistant Professor for the Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has extensive clinical experience in post-traumatic brain injury and neurologic visual dysfunctions including neuropathic eye pain, neurologic dry eye, cranial nerve palsies, oculomotor dysfunction, photophobia, visual processing, and visuo-vestibular symptoms. She serves as a member of the Intrepid Eye Society, the American Optometric Association Evidence-Based Optometry and Vision Rehabilitation Committees, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the National Academies of Practice. She has been awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year award in both California in 2019 and Virginia in 2022, and UC Berkeley’s 40 under 40 in 2023.