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Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual.
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Sometimes: If it didn't work, there wouldn't be any practitioners. Vision rehab will work only if there is some preserved vision, not in cases of total blindness. In this case rehabilitation is about learning how to live with blindness. Example: braille.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Leave it to the pros: Any rehabilitative measure should be done under the direction of a skilled therapist; and only under the direction of a physician(whether a physical medicine and rehab doc or a neurologist). Do not attempt to formulate your own rehab as you may end up doing more harm than good...Leave it to the professionals!
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the some methods of brain injury rehabilitation?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
PT, OT, speech: Physical therapy, to promote gross motor skills such as walking, occupational and hand therapy to regain fine motor skills such as eating, dressing, and writing, and speech therapy are the main ones. Cognitive therapy, psychologic counseling, and medical therapies to regain sleep cycles and treat chronic pain and mood disorders can also be helpful.

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