About two thirds of people experience some changes to their vision after stroke. This guide explains the different types of problems you might have and how they can be treated.
A systematic review of the literature shows wide variation in estimates of how often visual problems occur after stroke, and how well patients recover.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton
Comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke
Thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems could improve their sight from the comfort of their own home using two new web-based therapies.
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.
Find out why you may experience problems with your vision after stroke, the different kind of problems that can occur, and what treatments may be able to help.
Find out how your taste and smell can change after a stroke, why it happens and what may help you cope with the changes.
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.
This page explains why many people have communication problems after a stroke, what kinds of problems they may have and how speech and language therapy can help.
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.