According to the NIH, over 90 Million Americans experience vertigo or dizziness every year. Now you can provide a simple bedside/clinic evaluation that provides standardized assessment of the 3-most common symptoms of an acute, active or uncompensated vestibular condition; Oscillopsia, Nystagmus and Equilibrium dysfunction.
Oscillopsia, or blurred vision with head movement creates symptoms that patients often report that their eyes “feel like they need shock absorbers”. This condition is caused by a problem with the gain and phase of the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR). The AIB Computerized Dynamic Visual Acuity Test may be used both to demonstrate medical necessity and determine best treatment protocol and outcomes post vestibular rehabilitation.
Nystagmus is never normal. The presence of this involuntary rapid eye movement is indicative of the brain receiving one or more error signals from either the ear or the central nervous system. Since most types of nystagmus are suppressed wit vision, with the exception of BPPV the use of infra-red video goggles is the only true method of clearly seeing nystagmus. The Isen Video-Goggle provides the examiner a simple, easily performed and recordable method of documentation of Spontaneous, Gaze, Head-Shake, Positional and Hallpike induced nystagmus. Post-treatment recordings of Hallpike testing can demonstrate efficacy of repositioning maneuvers. Plus, data can be easily uploaded into a patient medical record, making documentation easier and more objective.
Equilibrium dysfunction with a dependence on vision and touch to maintain postural stability is a cardinal indicator of an active or uncompensated vestibular condition as well as other causes of instability. The Gans Sensory Organization Test with AIB Performance Balance Foam is comprised of 3 standardized tools; Romberg, Fukuda and modified Clinical Test of Sensory Integration (mCTSIB) used in an integrated method to provide the highest sensitivity for vestibular conditions as well as providing a standardized method of post-therapy outcome measures.