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Patient Spotlight: Wilfried H.

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A stroke occurs every five minutes in the UK where there are approximately 1.2 million stroke survivors(ref), and around 348,000 people are admitted to hospital with a brain injury each year(ref).  Up to 60% of people who have a stroke will experience some kind of vision disorder. Vision disorders can come in the form of…

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Cortical Blindness And “Blindsight”

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The term “Cortical Blindness” describes the partial or complete loss of vision resulting from a brain lesion. With this type of visual impairment the eyes can be fully intact, but the visual information cannot be transmitted to the brain regions in which these are processed into meaningful visual input such as brightness-contrasts, colors, objects, faces….

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Patient Spotlight- Anette

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Every thirty seconds someone has a stroke in the EU, where there are approximately 7.5 million stroke survivors, and 1 million people each year are hospitalised with a brain injury. Up to 30% of these experience a resultant vision disorder, up to 20% permanently. Many have received little hope from their doctors that anything can…

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What is Quadrantanopia?

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In the context of neurological visual field loss we very often hear about hemianopia, the loss of the right or left half of the visual field in both eyes. However, some patients with neurological visual field loss find the term “quadrantanopia” in their medical records. If “hemianopia” means that you cannot see in half of…

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