Dizziness is frequently caused by inner ear disorders. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is when loose crystals in the inner ear cause positional dizziness lasting seconds to minutes. An office procedure called an Epely Maneuver repositions these crystals, curing most patients. Learn more about BPPV at Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Other balance disorders treated in our office include vestibular neuronitis, labrynthitis, and Meniere’s disease. Balance testing electronystagmogram (ENG) and Vestibular myogenic potentials (VEMP) is available in the office for difficult- to- diagnose patients.
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Dr. Rosner has performed groundbreaking research describing the vertical heterophoria VH. He has published papers and presented his research internationally. Dr. Rosner is on the faculty training out of state optometrists to help patients with VH. Patients with this syndrome have dizziness and face pain stemming from visual stimulation such as reading, walking in a mall or riding in a car. Detailed optometric examination of patients with these complaints may show an eye muscle imbalance. Patients can then be fitted with custom fit prescription lenses with small amounts of prism to provide prompt and lasting relief. Optometrists treating this disorder can be found at visom.com.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Dr. Rosner has presented research at the international brain injury conference on a cause of chronic dizziness called vertical heterophoria. Forty percent of brain injury patients have: hearing loss, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy, or vertical heterophoria. Treating all these disorders are very important to allow the brain to heal properly.