Strokes occur when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off-- depriving brain cells of oxygen, which then begin to die. How much a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs and the extent of the damage. What you may or may now know is that strokes are the leading cause of adult disability.
Visual disturbances following a stroke include visual field loss, which can affect quadrants of your fields or essentially cause tunnel vision, double vision, headaches, dizziness, confusion and a failure to detect common objects.
Prevalence of Stroke
Strokes affect close to 800,000 Americans each year- killing nearly 129,000. Worldwide, the prevalence of stroke was 33 million in 2010. It is reported that 40 percent of stroke deaths occur in males and 60 percent in females.
Treatment of Stroke
The road to treating visually related side effects of stroke begins with a comprehensive examination and a complete visual perceptual analysis. The possibility for prisms, which may correct many perceptual issues or traditional eyeglasses, as well as a visual management program will be explored further. For more information on our methods of treating stroke, please read our methodology to visual management treatment here.
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