This month, we had a patient graduate from our concussion protocol. We call it "graduation" because their visual system has return to normal functioning after being negatively affected by a concussion. Graduation means the patient does not have to return to our office for continued follow up but should continue care with their neurologist as well as continuing their vision exercises.
This particular patient was a 39 year old patient who had hit her head on a concrete wall and had visual symptoms for 4 months or so before being referred to me. She graduated after about 4 weeks of vision therapy.
She was very excited that she was feeling more normal in her world. She also wanted me to know that it was very hard to describe what she was seeing while she was hurt. Mainly, because her brain was hurt and she just couldn't pinpoint the words or thought.
She had a friend show her a youtube clip which really seem to represent how the world appeared to her since she was hurt. She asked that I share this with people. So, I've put it in this blog for you to see. (She stated that it was how the world moved and the heightened sense of color and light sensitivity.) She also said to ignore all the animals! (She didn't see them).
Not all concussions are the same, so this does not represent all visual concussions. But, it is a neat tool for understanding what the injured may experience.
Welcome to my blog! I hope this helps you learn a little more about me and also keeps you up to date on my fun world of sports vision.