Managing Visual Vestibular Symptoms

Managing Visual Vestibular Symptoms

Course Description

The course will provide attendees with an approach to manage sensorimotor vision function and its contribution to a patient’s presenting vestibular symptoms. Vestibular symptoms may be solely consequent to a vestibular disorder, or they may be secondary to acquired neurological conditions, such as concussion (mild traumatic brain injury), moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, or encephalopathy, to name a few. For those with vestibular symptoms, which are exacerbated with eye/head movement and/or when in visually-stimulating environments, sequencing of approaches to manage the visual-vestibular symptoms will be presented relating to headache, light sensitivity, accommodation, vergence, smooth pursuit, and saccades.

Instructor Neera Kapoor

Instructor Bio

Dr. Neera Kapoor completed her research and clinical training in the mid-1990s at SUNY-College of Optometry, where she remained on faculty through spring 2016.

In 2016, she joined NYU-School of Medicine, where she holds the rank of Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine since May 2020. Dr. Kapoor also provides clinical care as a neuro-optometrist at NYU-Langone Health’s RUSK Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Kapoor has published and lectured extensively regarding vision and acquired brain injury.

Dr. Neera Kapoor, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

02 hours

Course Price

$40

Course Description

The course will provide attendees with an approach to manage sensorimotor vision function and its contribution to a patient’s presenting vestibular symptoms. Vestibular symptoms may be solely consequent to a vestibular disorder, or they may be secondary to acquired neurological conditions, such as concussion (mild traumatic brain injury), moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, or encephalopathy, to name a few. For those with vestibular symptoms, which are exacerbated with eye/head movement and/or when in visually-stimulating environments, sequencing of approaches to manage the visual-vestibular symptoms will be presented relating to headache, light sensitivity, accommodation, vergence, smooth pursuit, and saccades.
Learning objectives: Regarding patients with visual-vestibular symptoms, the attendee will have an increased awareness and knowledge of approaches/ techniques and their sequencing for associated:

1) Common vision-related symptoms
2) Approaches/ techniques and their sequencing for associated:
a. Headache
b. Sensitivity to artificial lights (fluorescent and digital device screens)
c. Accommodation (for pre-presbyopes)
d. Vergence
e. Smooth pursuit
f. Saccades

Bio

Dr. Neera Kapoor graduated with a Masters of Vision Sciences, Doctor of Optometry, and Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, all at SUNY-College of Optometry in the mid-1990s.

She served as Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Services from June 2010 through early July 2015 and remained at SUNY College of Optometry through spring 2016.

In early 2016, she transitioned from SUNY-College of Optometry to NYU-School of Medicine, where she holds the rank of Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine since May 2020. She also has been providing clinical care as a neuro-optometrist at NYU-Langone Health’s RUSK Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine since early 2016.

Dr. Kapoor has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, 10 textbook chapters, and 25 poster presentations, and has presented over 125 lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally, regarding vision and acquired brain injury.

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