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Vision Challenges with Vestibular Disorders

eyechartExplains the link between the vestibular system and vision, describing the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) in detail with information on evaluation, treatment, and coping strategies. Details the special considerations required for vision correction, including glasses and contact lenses.

The Connection Between Vision & Balance

To maintain balance and navigate space in our physical world, we must organize and integrate information from the visual (eyes), proprioceptive (information perceived through our muscles and joints to tell us where we are in space) and vestibular (inner ears sensing motion, equilibrium and spatial awareness) systems.

Binocular Vision Dysfunction

A subtle vision misalignment, when identified with a thorough medical history and treated with aligning lenses, may reduce symptoms for some vestibular patients.

Post-Operative Balance Issues Following Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery can cause a dramatic change in the way a person visually experiences their world, and most of the time the effect is positive. However, if the brain is used to seeing the world from a certain perspective, and that perspective has suddenly been shifted, the disruption in the visual system can in turn cause sensory incoherence with the visual-vestibular connection.

Visual Preference and Vestibular Deficiency

A "Clinical Observations" column of VEDA's member newsletter, "On the Level." Discusses visual preference developed resulting from vestibular dysfunction, and provides suggestions for treating it.

Computer Monitors and Digital Televisions

Visual sensitivity from vestibular disorders can be exaggerated when a person uses a computer monitor or watches television

Tinnitus—Ringing in the Ears: An Overview

hearing tinnitusQuestions and answers about tinnitus, including terminology, causes and related factors, diagnosis and treatment options, and tips for prevention and reducing its severity.

Cochlear Hyperacusis and Vestibular Hyperacusis

Explains sound sensitivity, discusses symptoms that can include pain, dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, and others; causes; testing; and treatment options.


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