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Brain Sci. 2017, 7(8), 99; doi:10.3390/brainsci7080099

A Novel Computer Oculomotor Rehabilitation (COR) Program for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

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Department of Biological and Vision Sciences, State University of New York, College of Optometry, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Chicago College of Optometry, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA
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Received: 26 June 2017 / Revised: 25 July 2017 / Accepted: 4 August 2017 / Published: 9 August 2017
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Abstract

Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) manifest a wide range of visual dysfunctions. One of the most prevalent involves the oculomotor system, which includes version, vergence, and accommodation. However, until recently, there has been no comprehensive, computer-based program for remediation of these oculomotor deficits. We present such an oculomotor rehabilitation program that has been tested in a clinical trial in patients having TBI with a high degree of success based on before-and-after objective system recordings, performance measures, and related visual symptomotology. The basic program components include a versatile stimulus package incorporating the attentional paradigm of rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP), the ability to add a visual and/or auditory distractor to the training to increase difficulty level (“task loading”), automated assessment of RSVP errors, and automated assessment of visual performance over the training period. Program limitations and future directions are also considered. View Full-Text
Keywords: eye movements; traumatic brain injury (TBI); vision therapy; vision rehabilitation; reading; visual scanning; perceptual and motor learning; neuroplasticity; computer-based therapy eye movements; traumatic brain injury (TBI); vision therapy; vision rehabilitation; reading; visual scanning; perceptual and motor learning; neuroplasticity; computer-based therapy
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Ciuffreda, K.J.; Yadav, N.K.; Thiagarajan, P.; Ludlam, D.P. A Novel Computer Oculomotor Rehabilitation (COR) Program for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Brain Sci. 2017, 7, 99.

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