Latest Homonymous hemianopsia Stories
A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving.
Thousands of people who are partially-sighted following stroke or brain injury could gain greater independence from a simple, cheap and accessible training course which could eventually be delivered from their mobile phones or hand-held games consoles.
Honored for innovations that improve vision for visually impaired BOSTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Eli Peli, a senior scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute, has been selected by the Society for Information Display for the Otto Schade Prize.
Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists have found that--when tested in a driving simulator--patients with hemianopia (blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes) have significantly more difficulty detecting pedestrians (on their blind side) than normally sighted people.
Suggests additional training to help brain adapt more fully and further enhance benefits BOSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study of specially designed peripheral prism glasses for hemianopia patients (blinded in half the visual field in both eyes), scientists found that two-thirds of patients continued to wear the glasses at the end of the study period and beyond, indicating a high level of success.
By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new approach that permits wider visual perception in patients with severely restricted peripheral field allows quicker and more accurate ability to detect objects outside their field of vision, suggest results of a pilot study.