Reading in mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (mTBI)



TBI affects working-age population. People with mTBI often complain about having problems with reading, yet must spend extended time reading each day to accomplish work and personal goals. The few studies that have examined reading in mTBI employed short text; we hypothesized that sustained (≥20 minutes) reading would induce fatigue, affecting oculomotor performance, including accommodation.

Methods: Native English speaker adults (4 with mTBIs and 4 controls) were recruited. All had normal acuity and no ocular pathology. Participants completed a questionnaire regarding their reading habits and