Headballs can affect eye function

Headers are an integral part of football. Safety concerns have changed the rules among minors in many countries, including the United States. © Mikkel Bigandt - Fotolia.com A study...
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Concussions

The King-Devick Color Contrast Sensitivity Chart in AMD

View as PDF Take-Home Message The visual acuity of 85 patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was evaluated in a single study visit and compared with healthy controls. The...
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Neurological Function

Concussion Care: Searching for Better Science

View as PDF MULTIFACETED APPROACH. Adding vestibular therapy to visual therapy-shown here with (left) a Brock string and (right) a Marsden ball-can boost recovery The number of diagnosed concussions...
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Concussions

Heading in soccer may adversely affect eye function

The results add to existing knowledge of brain injuries associated with sports, especially those with frequent potential trauma to the head, researchers say. Feb. 13 (UPI) — “Heading” the...
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Concussions, Youth Athletes

Heading in soccer may adversely affect eye function

Feb. 13 (UPI) — “Heading” the ball is a fundamental part of soccer, but concerns over safety have changed the way the game is played at the youth level...
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Concussions, Neurological Function

Subconcussive Head Impacts May Affect Neuro-Ophthalmologic Function

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 — Repetitive subconcussive head impacts may cause short-term impairment of neuro-ophthalmologic function, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Madeleine K....
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Concussions, Neurological Function

Subconcussive Head Impacts May Affect Neuro-Ophthalmologic Function

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Repetitive subconcussive head impacts may cause short-term impairment of neuro-ophthalmologic function, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology....
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Concussions, Neurological Function

BLOG: Ocular biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

Leonard V. Messner by Leonard V. Messner OD, FAAO Alzheimer’s disease is a global disease of central nervous system dysfunction. Although public discourse about it tends to focus on...
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Neurological Function, Optometry

Better tools are needed to diagnose concussions in youth athletes

KOLOA, Hawaii — A speaker at Orthopedics Today Hawaii said there is a need for a validated, rapid, objective, diagnostic test to better diagnose concussions, especially in youth athletes....
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Concussions, Youth Athletes