Category: Orthoptics

Image: Still photo Audio: 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.   Image: Still photos of each of the typical forms of visual […]

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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. Image: video Audio: Communication is often difficult after stroke but Orthoptists can use techniques and tests that are non- verbal, making a reliable assessment possible […]

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Audio: In the first week or two following a stroke the orthoptist will assess the patient for presence of an ocular condition, diagnosis of the type of ocular condition and whether the ocular defects are due to the recent stroke or pre-existing pathology. Image: Video of Orthoptist Audio: To determine presence of any ocular related […]

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Image: Video of Orthoptist Audio: To determine presence of any ocular related signs and symptoms the Orthoptist will test the patient’s visual acuity to determine presence of any visual loss, cover test and ocular movements to assess for ocular misalignment and diplopia (or double vision), visual fields by confrontation to determine presence of any field […]

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