Light sensitivity in patients with migraine or whiplash: assessment and management

08 Aug 2021
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Light sensitivity in patients with migraine or whiplash: assessment and management

Presentation Outline

Many patients present to optometrists with significant light sensitivity, where good questioning can often reveal a history of migraine, whiplash, concussion, dizziness, balance problems and even tinnitus. The glare sensitivity is frequently associated with other visual conditions, and a protocol for history and assessment will be demonstrated through case studies.

 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to characterise the type and severity of visual symptoms which can result from concussion or whiplash.

Participants will be able to implement an assessment  protocol of signs of light sensitivity, binocular vision and accommodation, and visual motion sensitivity, elated to a history of whiplash.

Attendees will be able to recall the range of possible optometric interventions for adverse visual symptoms of concussion and whiplash.