By On May 14th, 2007

Advances in Vision Therapy for TBI, Stroke

Nova Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) is a clinically-proven therapy that can help restore the vision of individuals affected by stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). VRT is a relatively new therapy, but the results have been impressive, giving many people a chance at regaining some of the quality of life they may have lost along with their vision:

Romano and colleagues evaluated 161 patients who underwent treatment at 16 U.S. research centers for six months. Using a special laptop and attached chin rest, patients stared at a fixed dot while various lights flashed along the border of their blind spot. They clicked a computer mouse each time they could detect the flash of light. After six months of twice daily therapy, 76 percent of patients were helped, regaining on average 5 degrees of their visual field, Romano said in an interview with Reuters. That is roughly the equivalent of a hand held at arm's length, then moved five inches to the right or left. "It allows you to read and to not bump into things," Romano said.
Visit the NovaVision website at www.novavision.com to learn more.

One Response

  1. Lynette Hunter says:

    My nephew is in the recovery stages 5 years after TBI. Can you give me information about where we can find this new help in Southeast Wyoming?

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