Stroke and Vision Rehabilitation
Each year, approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, of whom approximately 665,000 survive.1 Approximately 28% of stroke patients suffer from a visual field deficit and approximately 20% permanently.2 The survivors of a stroke may experience paralysis of one side of the body, vision problems, behavioral changes, memory loss, and other debilitating symptoms. While occupational, physical, and speech therapies have long been a standard of care for stroke recovery, now Vision Restoration Therapy can also be performed for Stroke and Vision Rehabilitation.
1 American Heart Association: Heart and Stroke Statistics - 2014 Update (www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Heart-and-Stroke-Association-Statistics).
2 Ali M, et al.; VISTA Collaboration. Recovery from post stroke visual impairment: evidence from a clinical trials resource. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013;27:133–141.