A new study has found simple measures that would improve the quality of life for stroke survivors with visual impairments. The researchers collected the views and experiences of stroke survivors.
– Two thirds of stroke survivors have visual impairment such as impaired central or peripheral vision, eye movement abnormalities, or visual perceptual defects.
– Stroke survivors lacked support and did not receive early vision assessment or treatment for their visual problems.
– Vision problems were not immediately recognized as part of the stroke syndrome and were attributed to other causes such as migraine.
PSVI causes considerable impact to daily life which could be substantially improved by simple measures including early formal visual screening and assessment, management and advice on adaptive strategies and self-management options.
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