Comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton
Thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems could improve their sight from the comfort of their own home using two new web-based therapies.
One in five stroke survivors are left with partial or total loss of vision to one side following a stroke. The condition is called hemianopia, and can severely affect a stroke survivor's quality of life.
Visual field loss is a commonly reported side effect of stroke and can seriously impact on functional ability and quality of life. Published today in the journal, Neuro-Ophthalmology, a new study shares insights learned from recruitment of study participants to the 'VISION' trial, and how this may inform future, similar trials.
Vision problems are common after stroke. This Lectureship will investigate the link between the tasks used in vision rehabilitation and everyday visual activities. It will also use brain scanning to investigate the effects of rehabilitation on activity in the areas of the brain responsible for vision.
Nisba had a stroke in 2012, and together with fellow stroke survivor James Redgate, is now working alongside leaders and experts at NHS England to oversee and help deliver the improvements in stroke care set out in their Long Term Plan.
About two thirds of people have vision problems after a stroke. This guide explains the different types of vision problems people can experience after a stroke and how they can be treated.