Dr. Brisco co-founded the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. The clinic provides care for patients who have experienced brain injuries as a result of stroke, concussion, brain tumors, etc.
Visual rehabilitation is customized to treat each individual patient and their unique needs. The focus of the program is to improve visual skills affected by impairments. The program includes the following but are not limited to:
- Eye-hand coordination activities for tasks such as handwriting
- Strategies and exercises to incorporate into daily tasks
- Tracking activities for improving reading
- Treatment at home and hospital
- Monitoring brain functions for damage or injury
How vision is affected by injury or stroke
Brain injury or stroke may affect the ability of the brain and eyes to work together. If you or someone you know has experienced a brain injury or stroke, monitor any changes in the ability to see or perform certain tasks.
If you experience or have been affected by the following symptoms, notify your doctor immediately.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Bumping into objects
- Trouble analyzing distance
- Dizziness, nausea, or headache
- Leaning to one side
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty reading
- Increased light sensitivity
After receiving an order from the doctor, a vision screen can be performed at an outpatient rehabilitation center. This will determine if you are required to see a specialized eye doctor such as a neuro-optometrist or ophthalmologist.