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Ocular Trauma: Vision Loss in Vets with Traumatic Brain Injury

Expanding Vision Services for Veterans

More than one million U.S. veterans -- of all ages and from all wars -- are legally blind or have low vision. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been expanding services for these veterans.

Eye care specialists at intermediate low vision clinics help veterans use the vision they have. Therapy may include positioning devices and special lighting. The aim is to aid veterans in reading, writing, finding signs, cooking, and managing medicines. Advanced low vision clinics help veterans move around and find their way independently. Specialists also help these veterans use their hearing and other senses more effectively, which can be very helpful when traveling.

Getting Help for Vision Loss and Ocular Trauma

Contact a Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic if you are a veteran who has been in a blast and you have any symptoms of vision loss. There are inpatient programs for serious and complex cases at polytrauma rehabilitation centers. Outpatient rehab at polytrauma network sites may help if your case is less severe. Know that you are not alone, and help is available.

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on October 13, 2013

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