Explains 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.
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.
A subtle vision misalignment, when identified with a thorough medical history and treated with aligning lenses, may reduce symptoms for some vestibular patients.
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.
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.
Visual sensitivity from vestibular disorders can be exaggerated when a person uses a computer monitor or watches television
Questions and answers about tinnitus, including terminology, causes and related factors, diagnosis and treatment options, and tips for prevention and reducing its severity.
Explains sound sensitivity and discusses symptoms that can include pain, dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. Also explains causes, testing and treatment options.
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