New Therapy May Improve Vision After Stroke Or Brain Injury
The good news: A combined 10.1 million Americans, the American Heart Association and Centers for Disease Control estimate, have survived a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The bad news: Of these, 1.5 million have experienced vision loss, a number increasing by more than 90,000 each year. These survivors often have difficulty with daily activities such as reading, walking and watching TV, which can affect their confidence and independence because these people see only part of everything they look at.
Until recently, stroke and TBI survivors had to tolerate vision loss and had no rehabilitation option. Previously only speech, physical and occupational therapies were provided. Now, regardless of when the injury occurred, stroke and TBI patients have the ability to regain some of their vision through NovaVision VRT Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT).
VRT And How It Works
VRT is the first FDA-cleared medical device providing therapy to help restore vision. The therapy is completed at home for approximately an hour a day for six to seven months. VRT is based on the scientific principle of...