Rehabilitation Of Vision Disorders

Vision disorders after stroke or brain injury can be overlooked early on as more severe, and life-threatening, injuries sustained from the stroke or brain injury are treated. Patients should undergo a vision evaluation as soon as possible after their injury. Even if a patient does not perceive any problems with his or her vision, defects may be present, and they can have an extensive impact on the patient’s life and rehabilitation efforts.

Alternative Therapeutic Strategies

There are three main strategies for potential visual rehabilitation: Substitution, Compensation and Restoration.

NovaVision provides a portfolio of evidence-based, CE-Marked therapy and diagnostic products focused on Compensation and Restoration, with product offerings tailored to physicians, clinics and centres as well as direct to patients.

For Physicians

To start Vision Restoration Therapy or Neuro-Eye Therapy, patients require a visual field test. Therefore, NovaVision seeks opticians, optometrists and physicians to whom patients can be referred. NovaVision also offers the “NovaVision Pro Physician Model” that enables physicians to register patients in their practice for VRT and NeuroEyeCoach, and monitor their progress through their therapy course via a personalised portal.

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For Clinics and Centres

NovaVision provides products specifically designed for Clinics and Centres to be used with patients while in their care:

  • The VIDIT diagnostic system which enables therapists to screen for visual field deficits;
  • The NeuroEyeCoach Pro Centre Model which enables therapists to treat patients with NeuroEyeCoach in-clinic.

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Vision Restoration Therapy – VRT

This type of therapy provides actual improvement in the range or sensitivity of the patient’s field of vision. NovaVision’s VRT uses repetitive light stimulation to activate impaired visual functions in areas of partial injury (“transition zones”), strengthening the residual vision and neuronal networks. The concept of repetitive stimulation has proven effective in the recovery of other functions such as movements of lower limbs after stroke. NovaVision provides its internet-delivered, at-home computer based VRT in a therapy suite with its complementary NeuroEyeCoach vision compensation therapy.

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Neuro-Eye Therapy

NovaVision’s Sight Science NeET works on the basis that repeated stimulation of the blind or transition areas by specific spatial patterns can lead to increases in sensitivity of the blind areas, strengthening the residual vision and neuronal networks. Repetitive stimulation has proven effective in the recovery of other functions such as movements of lower limbs after stroke.

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Vision Compensation Therapy – NeuroEyeCoach

Using saccadic training, patients are trained to scan their surroundings rapidly and continuously in order to direct their gaze toward the blind field, bringing the previously unseen objects within their sighted field. NovaVision’s NeuroEyeCoach re-trains a patient to move their eyes effectively, re-integrate left and right vision and to make the most of their remaining visual field. On a recently published three-center study conducted by conducted by the School of Psychology of University of Aberdeen, the Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre of University of Verona, and the Department of Psychology of University of Munich. The study concluded that NeuroEyeCoach can be viewed as being the first evidence based gold standard registered medical device accessible to patients at home or in clinical settings.NovaVision provides its internet-delivered, at-home computer based NeuroEyeCoach in a therapy suite with its complementary VRT vision restoration therapy as well as on its own.

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