Every thirty seconds someone has a stroke in the EU where there are approximately 7.5 million stroke survivors and 1 million people hospitalised each year with a brain injury. Up to 30% of these experience a resultant vision disorder, up to 20% permanently. Many patients have received little hope from their doctors that this will ever change! Until now. NovaVision Sight Science has created a comprehensive range of clinically-supported vision restoration and compensation therapies. These therapies are designed to help improve your vision and your quality of life.
Each year, over 600,000 new people in the EU suffer from vision disorders due to stroke or brain injury.
The current core neurological rehabilitation therapy areas are speech, physical and occupational. Treatment of vision loss has remained a big unaddressed issue. NovaVision Sight Science focuses on this critical missing therapy area, and provides a range of vision compensation and restoration therapy offerings for both patients and medical professionals.
Vision Restoration Therapy
This type of therapy provides actual improvement in the range or sensitivity of the patient’s field of vision. NovaVision’s VRT uses repetitive light stimulation to activate impaired visual functions in areas of partial injury (“transition zones”), strengthening the residual vision and neuronal networks. The concept of repetitive stimulation has proven effective in the recovery of other functions such as movements of lower limbs after stroke. NovaVision provides it’s internet-delivered, at-home computer based VRT in a therapy suite with its complementary NeuroEyeCoach vision compensation therapy.
NovaVision Sight Science’s Neuro-Eye Therapy (“NeET”) is also a restoration therapy that provides actual improvement in the range or sensitivity of the patient’s field of vision. NeET works on the basis that repeated stimulation of the blind or transition areas by specific spatial patterns can lead to increases in sensitivity of the blind areas. The patient responds to the images that appear on the screen, initially in the border area of the patient’s visual field loss and over time deeper within the damaged field of vision.
Vision Compensation Therapy
Using saccadic training, patients are trained to scan their surroundings rapidly and continuously in order to direct their gaze toward the blind field, bringing the previously unseen objects within their sighted field. NovaVision’s NeuroEyeCoach re-trains a patient to move their eyes effectively, re-integrate left and right vision and to make the most of their remaining visual field.
A recently published three-centre study concluded that NeuroEyeCoach can be viewed as being the first evidence based gold standard registered medical device accessible to patients at home or in clinical settings.
NovaVision provides its internet-delivered, at-home computer based NeuroEyeCoach in a therapy suite with its complementary VRT vision restoration therapy as well as on its own.