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