In Part 1 and Part 2 we reviewed an aspect of post-concussion sequelae that is receiving much attention, specifically sports-related injury. Certainly our armed forces personnel are rightfully receiving more attention with regard to unresolved visual-vestibular issues. Yet many of our patients come from walks of life in which concussion does not occur in conjunction with the job that they perform, yet that renders them unable to do even the most basic daily functions that many of us take for granted. That is, until concussion shatters the illusion. Listen to our patient, R. ,who completed her prescribed course of optometric vision therapy this week, eloquently describe her experiences:
Hats off to Joel Lehrer, M.D., an ENT specialist who understands the role of the visual system in its interactions with the vestibular system, particularly with regard to vertigo, dizziness, and visual motion hypersensitivity. Most importantly, he respects the potential for vision therapy to be of benefit to these patients. He referred R. to us for treatment that, in her words, restored her life to what it was prior to her concussion.
– Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO