Insufficiency of accommodation and convergence in whiplash injuries

Y. Tsutsui, T. Matsuo, K. Hasebe, H. Ohtsuki, N. Matsuo

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Abstract

We reviewed 7 patients with insufficiency of convergence and accommodation secondary to blunt trauma to the head and neck, or whiplash injury, during the past 10-year period. Accommodation was reduced in all the 7 patients, convergence was normal in 3, weakened in 3 and absent in 2. Subjective symptoms improved in all cases by wearing convex lenses for near and/or base in prisms. The state of insufficiency of convergence and acommodation persisted throughout. Convergence and accommodation insufficiency has to be suspected when patients present with ophthalmological complaints after whiplash injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-778
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume49
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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