Clinical Focus


  • Optometrist

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Internship: SUNY College of Optometry Registrar (2013) NY
  • Professional Education: New England College of Optometry (2012) MA
  • Residency, SUNY State College of Optometry, Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (2013)
  • OD, New England College of Optometry (2012)

All Publications


  • Management of Functional Vision Disorders. Current neurology and neuroscience reports Phansalkar, R., Lockman, A. J., Bansal, S., Moss, H. E. 2022

    Abstract

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize current approaches to management of functional vision disorder (FVD).RECENT FINDINGS: Several retrospective studies of FVD in both adults and children have shed light on the range of outcomes and the prevalence of psychosocial stressors among FVD patients. While the first line of treatment for FVD is reassurance and education, recent case reports highlight the use of additional treatment modalities including psychotherapy, hypnosis, and transcranial magnetic stimulation in specific cases. Although the epidemiology and diagnosis of functional vision disorder are well described, there is limited evidence supporting treatment modalities. Nevertheless, the majority of patients improve with conservative management including reassurance, education, and appropriate follow-up. Additional approaches such as mental health care referral can be considered in refractory cases.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11910-022-01191-w

    View details for PubMedID 35320465

  • Application of colored filters in patients post-traumatic brain injury: A review. NeuroRehabilitation Bansal, S., Green, K. 2022

    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Tinted lenses have been used to manage visual discomfort and photosensitivity in patients with migraines, benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) and epilepsy.OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review is to examine the existing clinical research regarding the use of colored filters among patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries.METHODS: A review of English articles from PubMed, Embase from embase.com, Web of Science, APA PsycINFO (OVID), Scopus, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials with publication years from date of inception to June 10, 2021 was performed. Articles were first screened by title and abstract, followed by full-text review. The search strategy resulted in 7819 results. The final analysis included seven articles which discussed the use of tinted lenses in patients post-traumatic brain injury.RESULTS: While there is a paucity of information related to the therapeutic use of tinted lenses to mitigate post-traumatic light sensitivity and migraines, patients will subjectively report improved symptoms, specifically with precision tints or FL-41.CONCLUSION: Further studies are needed to understand the mechanism of action as well as objective and subjective benefits of tinted lenses in patient post-traumatic brain injury.

    View details for DOI 10.3233/NRE-228015

    View details for PubMedID 35342057