A traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects the critical functions of the brain and can be a major cause of disability and disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs contributed to the deaths of an estimated 64,000 people in the United States in 2020. That same year, falls and vehicle accidents accounted for nearly half of all TBI-related hospitalizations. A timely diagnosis and treatment is essential in TBI cases, and ophthalmologists possess a unique set of skills that can help detect this type of injury and ensure patients receive the care they need.
Most patients with a head injury or significant whiplash have difficulty reading or focusing. They may also be sensitive to light, experience ocular pain or double vision or see spots. An ophthalmologist understands the relationship between a patient’s vision problems and TBIs and can be integral to determining the extent of the injury and enhancing treatment options.
Dr. Steven Rauchman is an ophthalmologist treating patients across California who is making a positive impact on the lives of TBI patients. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rauchman has been involved in research and clinical trials to develop treatments and interventions for TBI patients. He also serves as review editor for the prestigious Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
Dr. Rauchman’s research, clinical trials, and advocacy are helping to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and management of TBIs. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rauchman regularly publishes his findings regarding TBI diagnosis and treatment across a variety of prestigious journals. For instance, in his latest publication in Concussion, Dr. Rauchman addresses TBI research through the lens of the National Football League (NFL) and the major problem TBI’s and concussions present to professional athletes. He recommends that the league initiate pilot studies to check for prominent TBI markers in players’ blood following an injury and setting protocols in place for when these scientifically validated markers show up in players’ results. If adopted, these procedures could potentially protect players from the most severe symptoms of TBI’s, as well as provide valuable data to assist in TBI treatment for all TBI patients.
Dr. Rauchman collaborates effectively with other medical experts to provide patient-centered treatment for victims of TBI. Reports are generated promptly and personally by Dr. Rauchman, who has served as a respected expert witness in TBI cases, as well.
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