This Lectureship will investigate the link between the tasks used in vision rehabilitation and everyday visual activities.
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.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton
Immediately after their stroke around 30% of people have a vision problem called hemianopia – loss of vision on one side of the visual field. This leaves them with a ‘blind side’ to their right or left. This project will investigate whether a new treatment can help stroke survivors with hemianopia to manage their vision problems.
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 the recruitment of study participants to the 'VISION' trial, and how this may inform future, similar trials.
Comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke