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Doctor insights on: Occupational Therapists Vision Impairment And Blindness

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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Cognitive deficits and blurry vision are these reversible with vasculitis?

Cognitive deficits and blurry vision are these reversible with vasculitis?

May be: Only time will tell about the improvement it all depends what is the extent of permanent damage. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more

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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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How are visual impairments diagnosed in people with dementia?

How are visual impairments diagnosed in people with dementia?

Optometrist: Like anyone else, people with dementia should be routinely evaluated by an optometrist. Dementia sufferers at an elevated risk for visual problems, given shared risk factors (age, vasculpathy, etc.) also, important to identify and correct/treat, as any diminished sensory perception will exacerbate dementia symptoms. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Other way around: Executive function is one facet of cognitive function (or impairment if lost). Apraxia (inability to do simple mechanical tasks like buttoning shirt), aphasia (inability to speak intelligibly), agnosia (inability to name recognizable objects) & memory loss are other components of cognitive function/impairment. This can be evaluated during any visit w/simple questions. ...Read more

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How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more

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Vision impairment question! who diagnoses most of them==optician or optometrist?

Vision impairment question! who diagnoses most of them==optician or optometrist?

O.D., M.D.: A primer on eyecare professionals: opticians are trained and licensed to make prescription eye glasses, while optometrists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat most eye conditions. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treatment of the eye both medically and surgically. Most vision conditions are diagnosed by either optometrists or ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more

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Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

Phosphatidylserine (fos-fuh-tie-dul-SER-een) is a dietary supplement that has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other memory problems: Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviors. However, improvements lasted only a few months and were seen in people with the least severe symptoms. Initially, phosphatidylserine supplements were derived from the brain cells of cows. But because of concerns about mad cow disease, most manufacturers now produce the supplements from soy or cabbage derivatives. Preliminary studies have shown that plant-based phosphatidylserine supplements may also offer benefits, but more research is needed. However, no modern studies have continued to focus on phosphatidylserine, suggesting its limited effect. Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration doesn't require manufacturers to provide evidence of the potential risks and benefits of phosphatidylserine — or of any supplement. Consult your doctor before starting any dietary supplement. ...Read more

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Any possible vision impairments assosiciated with long exposure to black lights in the 60s?

Any possible vision impairments assosiciated with long exposure to black lights in the 60s?

Not likely: The overall intensity of black light bulbs was too low to cause any effects on the vision. The intensity of the light was simply enough to cause flurorescent dyes on objects and clothes to shine nicely. Most of these environments had very loud music and the delayed effect on hearing is a much more likely issue. ...Read more

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Can boxing lessons help develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills?

Can boxing lessons help develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills?

Maybe..... Boxing : Can lead to a retina detachment if hit in the head repetitively. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more