Studies: Veterans With TBI, PTSD May Have Chronic Vision Problems.

HealthDay (11/13, Preidt) reports, “Undiagnosed, chronic vision problems are common in US veterans with traumatic brain injury [TBI] or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” according to two studies presented at an ophthalmology meeting. “One study looked at 31 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with mild blast-related traumatic brain injury and found that 67 percent had chronic vision disorders.” The second study involving two million medical records “found that veterans with PTSD or depression are much more likely to develop dry eye syndrome than veterans without these mental health disorders.”

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— “Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, , 2012.

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