Interventions for visual field defects in people with stroke

Christine Hazelton, Pauline Campbell, Fiona J. Rowe, Sven Jonuscheit, Ashleigh Kernohan, Jayne Angilley, Clair A. Henderson, Peter Langhorne, Alex Pollock

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Abstract

Visual field defects (VFD) affect around one fifth of stroke survivors. They typically cause loss of up to half of an individual’s vision, severely limiting the sensory information they receive about their environment. VFDs impact on practical aspects of daily life, social activities are negatively affected, and psychological effects include loss of self-confidence. A range of interventions exist: these are proposed to work through restitution of the lost visual field; compensation via behaviour changes; substitution using a device or extraneous modification; or assessment/screening, ensuring diagnosis and treatment.
In this Cochrane review we aimed to determine the effects of any intervention targeting visual field defects in people with stroke.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e419–e420
Number of pages2
JournalStroke
Volume50
Issue number12
Early online date4 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • stroke
  • visual field loss
  • quality of life
  • survivors
  • meta analysis

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