New Textbook on Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury


Every optometrist sees patients who have acquired brain injury, but oft times the signs and symptoms are subtle and can escape detection. The patient can range from a second string high school football player with a concussion who you’ve been seeing once yearly since childhood, to a mother of three who had whiplash in a fender bender last week.  The symptoms can range from difficulty concentrating when reading to problems with spatial judgment when driving.

I’m pleased and honored to share with you the news about a new book just released, the first of its kind from a major publisher.  Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury is destined to be a classic in the field.  The Table of Contents speaks for itself:

What Is Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury? P.S. Suter, L. Hellerstein, L.H. Harvey, K. Gutcher
The Interdisciplinary Approach to Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury, A. Berryman, K.G. Rasavage
Neural Substrates of Vision, R. Helvie
Spatial Vision, R.B. Sanet and L.J. Press
Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Field Loss and Visual Spatial Neglect, N. Margolis
Egocentric Localization: Normal and Abnormal Aspects, K.J. Ciuffreda and D.P. Ludlam
The Use of Lenses to Improve Quality of Life Following Brain Injury, P.A. Harris
Photophobia, Light, and Color in Acquired Brain Injury, C.D. Stern
The Vestibular System: Anatomy, Function, Dysfunction, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, V.L. Bryan
Evaluation and Treatment of Vision and Motor Dysfunction Following Acquired Brain Injury from Occupational Therapy and Neuro-Optometry Perspectives, J.M. Powell and N.G. Torgerson
Acquired Brain Injury and Visual Information Processing Deficits, S. Groffman
Vision Examination of Patients with Neurological Disease and Injury, T. Politzer and P.S. Suter
Sucessfully Incorporating Vision Rehabilitation into the Primary Care Practice, A. Cohen
Advocating for Your Patient in the Legal System, J. Kiel

– Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

15 thoughts on “New Textbook on Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, and a must read for students and doctors alike. I graduated SUNY and did a residency at the Northport VAMC which concentrates heavily on rehabilitation so my education has been fairly vast in the subject but I have struggled to find a textbook which puts it all together. This would be a wonderful resource to send to people we work with like OTs and PTs so they can understand what we do a little better.

  2. Len,

    Thanks for the info. Looks like a great book. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

    Keep up the good work you do!! I enjoy reading your posts (though I don’t often comment – Maybe that’s a good thing!!)

    John

  3. Can’t wait to get my hands on the copy I just ordered. I have been looking for a unified book I can recommend to my residents for head trauma and vestibular therapy!

  4. I just finished a quick browse thru the whole book. Well done!! It is really great to have all this information in one place. I also feel we need to get this book into the hands of the other professionals on the rehab team as the language seems geared to a multi-disciplinary approach.

    • Thanks, Rob. Drs. Suter and Harvey are to be congratulated for all their work in making the book as good as it is. As you,I was very impressed with the work of all the authors.

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