Press Release

May 21, 2021

Blast TBI Associated with Increased Myopia and Chronic Convergence Insufficiency

Dr. Francesca Fortenbaugh and Dr. Jennifer Gustafson standing in front of the TRACTS logoResults from a study led by Dr. Francesca Fortenbaugh and Dr. Jennifer Gustafson showed an increased frequency in participants with a history of blast-related mTBI of convergence insufficiency, when the eyes have trouble working together while focusing on an object that is close, and myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness. Analysis also showed that these conditions are associated with the number of blast mTBIs during military service, but not the number of non-blast mTBIs. The paper can be found here and the full press release can be found here