Visual Field Deficits and Vision Rehab Post Stroke or Brain Injury
Visual field deficits post stroke or brain injury are quite common. Various types of vision loss, such as hemianopia, quadrantanopia, scotoma, and low vision, affect approximately 28% of stroke survivors and approximately 20% permanently.1 In addition, visual and visual-cognitive disorders can negatively impact nearly all aspects of a patient’s vision – from balance to color recognition to the width of the visual field. Symptoms vary widely, ranging from subtle to dramatic.
1 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.