A statement that hit me while reading a review of an article discussing vision impairment after a stroke:
‘Over 65% of stroke survivors will suffer from a visual impairment, whereas 45% of stroke units do not assess vision.’ Clearly, a disconnect exists that needs to be addressed;” – Dr. Joseph Sassani, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Penn State Hershey Eye Center
Post-Stroke Vision Impairments include:
- Double Vision
- Peripheral Vision loss
- Vision Neglect
- Visual Agnosia (inability to recognize faces)
- Central Vision Loss
- Nystagmus (rapid involuntary movement of the eyes)
- Eye Movement Control Deficits
- Fortunately Neuro-Vision Rehabilitative Training and/or spectacle lenses can reduce these symptoms. A vision practitioner trained in Low Vision and Behavioral Optometry has the ability to assess and treat these impairments.
Let’s reduce the disconnect!