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Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Experimental Drugs & Nerve Endings

Diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, optic neuritis, stroke—they all can lead to blindness. Is there a way to prevent, slow down types of vision loss or restore vision that has been lost? Research at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine studied an experimental drug and […]

Navigating Within Space & Restoring Vision After a Stroke

Have you ever considered the amount of information that goes from your eyes to the brain, so that you can navigate through an area, be it in your home or a walk to the store? Also, if vision is lost as a result of stroke, can it be restored? Both deal with taking information in […]

How the Eyes & Brain Work Together Regarding Recognition & Memory

It has been said that the eyes are the front of the brain and considering how up to 80 percent of what we know comes via vision, it is important that they are both in working order. How does the brain work when it comes to memory and perception. What about after a traumatic injury? […]

The Eyes Have It & Research Proves It

The eye is a cool organ. Our eyes allow us to move about our world and make sense of all that we see. In fact, many in the medical and scientific community view the eye as the front of the brain. (No pun intended.) That leads to two questions: 1) If the eye lens sustained […]

Glaucoma Associated with Stroke Risk

Having glaucoma is no joke. A person has to adhere to a medication regimen just to maintain functional vision, and even then, surgery may still be required. Another reason to take glaucoma seriously is that it is associated with stroke. It sounds unlikely, yet there is evidence linking the two conditions. A study was done […]

Stroke & Vision

Most people know that a stroke can affect movement, speech and cognition. What many don’t realize is that it can also affect vision. Post stroke vision conditions include: Vision Loss—this includes hemianopia, which is blindness in one half of the visual field; quadrantanopias, blindness in a quarter portion of the visual field; scotoma, a island-like area […]