Loss of an Eye: A Case Study of a First Responder’s Neurofeedback Treatment


  • Mark Jones University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Juri Kropotov 2Bechtereva Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia




EEG, ERP, QEEG, neurofeedback, first responders, eye injury


A case study is presented of a first responder injured in the line of duty who experienced the loss of an eye and sought neurofeedback treatment. That there are no known studies reporting qEEG or ERP findings, nor the efficacy of neurofeedback for the condition, emphasizes the importance of reporting on this case. A literature review of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological studies relevant to the loss of binocular vision is presented with application to the case at hand. Hypotheses regarding the measurable effects of monovision on qEEG and ERP assessments, and the possible efficacy of neurofeedback treatment, are explored in light of the findings. Possible improvements in visual processing were found after a course of neurofeedback treatment as measured by pre-post qEEG and ERP assessments.


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