At the University of Aberdeen in Scotland a new program has been setup to help restore vision in patients that lost part of their ability to see due to a stroke.
From the press release:
Dr Arash Sahraie, Reader in Visual Neuroscience at the University of Aberdeen, explained: “The basic principles behind Neuro-Eye Therapy are similar to those of physiotherapy following a stroke. If muscles are affected following brain injury, patients are asked to repeat a pattern of limb movements in order to improve their mobility.
“In the same way, after daily use of the Vision Rehabilitation ProgramTM over a six month period, patients have reported an improvement in their sight as well as a range of other benefits, including being able to get about more easily, both inside and outside their homes, and finding reading much less of a struggle.”
“The device used in Neuro-Eye Therapy is simple to set up in the home or office and requires no prior expertise or experience of computer use,” said Dr Sahraie.
“The daily task involves looking at a computer screen and deciding whether or not an image is presented within the blind area by pressing a button. Initially patients can only guess whether the image was presented, but over time patients experience an improvement in their vision.”
University of Aberdeen: Ground breaking eye therapy for stroke victims developed…
Program page: Vision Rehabilitation Programme…