TSA LECT 2015/03 - Dr Phil Clatworthy, University of Bristol
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
Existing vision tests do not tell us how a patient’s life will be influenced by their vision problems. This project aims to understand how the results of vision tests relate to how stroke survivors will be able to function in their daily lives.
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.
The findings of this research could help provide stroke survivors and their relatives with more accurate information about what impacts they can expect over time and will help doctors and therapists identify which patients with visual neglect will benefit the most from new treatments.
Comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke