Posts Tagged VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

[WEB SITE] Research Reports – Restoration of vision after brain injury using magnet glasses – CNS

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Visual impairments are common after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and negativelyaffect quality of life. We describe a 39-year-old woman with a severe TBI who wasevaluated by the inpatient optometry and vision rehabilitation service withfindings of complete right homonymous hemianopia and right cranial nerve IIIpalsy with 30-degree right exotropia (eye turn out) and complete right ptosis(eyelid will not open). The 30-degree exotropia advantageously generated 30degrees of right visual field expansion when the right ptosis was treated with amagnetic levator prosthesis, which restores eyelid opening. Once opened, thepatient used visual field expansion derived from a right exotropia to overcomefunctional impairments caused by right hemianopia. Field expansion improved thepatient’s wheelchair mobility and reaching tasks during inpatient therapy. Thisis the first report of visual field expansion by strabismus facilitated bycorrection of ptosis. Strabismus should be considered for its potential fieldexpansion benefits when homonymous visual deficits are present, beforeconsidering patching. A multidisciplinary vision rehabilitation team is wellsuited to make this determination.

Source: Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide – Research Reports – Restoration of vision after brain injury using magnet glasses

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ARTICLE: Recovery of visual fields in brain-lesioned patients by reaction perimetry treatment – Full Text

…Rehabilitation treatment with the Lubeck Reaction Perimeter is a new and efficient method to restore part of the visual field in hemianopia. Since successful transfer of treatment effects to the occluded eye is achieved under monocular treatment conditions, it is hypothesized that the damaged visual cortex itself is the structure in which recovery takes place…

μέσω JNER | Full text | Recovery of visual fields in brain-lesioned patients by reaction perimetry treatment.

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EBS Begins Commercialization of Its NEXT WAVE? Brain Stimulation Device Designed to Expand the Visual Field of Patients with Impaired Vision Caused, for Example, by Optic Nerve Damage

…The NEXT WAVE TM technology enables a unique and patient-centric revitalization of selective communication paths between neurological cells, which may have been impaired due to brain injury caused by e.g. trauma, degeneration or tumor resection…

μέσω EBS Begins Commercialization of Its NEXT WAVE? Brain Stimulation Device Designed to Expand the Visual Field of Patients with Impaired Vision Caused, for Example, by Optic Nerve Damage.

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Vision Care for the Brain-Injured Patient

…As brain injury vision rehabilitation becomes more commonplace, the need for optometrists trained in this area is increasing. This article discusses inpatient vs. outpatient delivery of care, diagnoses, assessment and treatment for patients who have acquired brain injuries…

μέσω Review of Optometry® > Continuing Education > Vision Care for the Brain-Injured Patient by Kevin E. Houston OD.

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WEB SITE: Everything you need to know about Hemianopsia – Hemianopsia.net

…Therapy to develop scanning eye movements and new types of visual field expander lenses are helping patients return to a more normal life. Within http://www.hemianopsia.net you will learn about the latest options available to help hemianopsia patients…

μέσω Hemianopsia.net – Hemianopsia.net Everything you need to know about Hemianopsia.

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Efficacy and feasibility of home-based training of individuals with homonymous visual field defects.

…Findings suggest that home-based compensatory training is an inexpensive accessible rehabilitation option for individuals with HVFDs, which can result in objective benefits in searching and reading, as well as improving quality of life…

μέσω National Rehabilitation Information Center.

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