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Visual deficits arising after stroke are multi-
faceted and frequent, with a prevalence reported as up
to 92% in a sub population of stroke survivors referred
with suspected visual difficulty and up to 60% in an
overall stroke population.


The visual sequelae of stroke are many but
broadly relate to loss of vision, visual field loss, ocular
motility deficits and visual perception difficulties.


Orthoptists undertake specialised ocular testing
procedures and provide treatment options in the specific
area of visual impairment following Stroke.
An Orthoptic assessment can provide the patient, the
medical team and carers with a clear explanation of the
visual defects that have arisen following stroke and this
often aids rehabilitation.

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