The findings of the report, Care provision and unmet need for post stroke visual impairment, show that a third of practitioners do not supply vision information to patients or carers, despite an estimated three in five (60%) stroke survivors in the UK living with visual impairment.
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.
New research suggests significant inequality in vision care after stroke
Care Provision, Unmet Need and Good Practice in Post-Stroke Vision Services in the UK
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.
A systematic review of the literature shows wide variation in estimates of how often visual problems occur after stroke, and how well patients recover.
Up to two thirds of people experience some changes to their vision after stroke. This guide explains the different types of problems you might experience and how they can be treated.
Comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton