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Comparison of treatment for hemianopia following stroke

The authors report the screening process and recruitment figures for a randomised controlled trial comparing interventions for post stroke homonymous hemianopia. Interventions included Fresnel prisms, visual search training and standard care (information only). Primary outcome measure was the change in...

Visual retraining for homonymous hemianopia following stroke

This is a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of motion discrimination training as a potential therapy for stroke-induced hemianopic visual field defects involving 48 patients. They were randomised into two arms, one intervention (deficit-field) and one control (sighted-field). Patients were...

Hemianopia or visuospatial neglect: differences in information processing

It is widely reported that visuospatial neglect and hemianopia may be superimposed, and disentangling the two conditions can be pose difficulties for clinicians. The authors of this paper explored the differences in implicit information processing which is effective in patients...

Unexpected diagnoses – stroke in children and homonymous hemianopia

We present the case of a 12-year-old child presenting with a few days history of left-sided visual loss. Upon further investigation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) she was unexpectedly diagnosed with a right-sided chronic posterior cerebral arterial territory infarct, causing...

Using a pupillometer to confirm presence of RAPD in post stroke homonymous hemianopia

It has been reported that relative afferent pupillary defects (RAPDs) may be present in patients with occipital lobe lesions. However, a small contralateral RAPD due to a difference in the crossed and uncrossed fibres can be difficult to detect using...

Bitemporal hemianopsia as a result of ethambutol toxicity

The authors present six cases of visual loss in patients treated with ethambutol for mycobacterium avium complex, including four patients with bitemporal hemianopsia. Two additional patients were undergoing glaucoma monitoring and developed visual field defects with ethambutol treatment, which recovered...

Reported cases of hemifield slide phenomenon

This article reports three cases of hemifield slide, a phenomenon whereby there is an inability to stabilise and fuse visual hemifields. It occurs with heteronymous visual field loss and is thought to result from the loss of corresponding retinal points....

Two illustrative cases of AZOOR

The authors present two illustrative cases of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) which causes acute idiopathic blind spot enlargement. The disease is characterised by sudden loss of outer retinal function associated with photopsia, with minimal or no fundoscopic changes...

What not to miss in neuro-ophthalmology Part 1

Neuro-ophthalmology is a complex and difficult subspecialty in ophthalmology. It has several connections to neurology, neuro-surgery, rheumatology as well as many other medical specialties. Working in an multidisciplinary team (MDT) environment is key to success in this subspecialty as mistakes...

A rare case of ophthalmic complications following allergic fungal sinusitis

The authors present an unusual case report of a 32-year-old man with advanced allergic fungal sinusitis, presenting with severe bilateral visual loss and restricted ocular motility. On presentation he had an 18 month history of progressive nasal obstruction, as well...

Treatment for post stroke visual impairment – clinical practice versus literature evidence

The aim of this paper is to compare the treatments reported in a large scale stroke study (Vision in stroke (VIS) Study) against the treatments identified in a full systematic literature review. The purpose was to identify which treatment /...

An interesting presentation of ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm with acute monocular vision loss

The authors report an interesting case of a 60-year-old man presenting with acute monocular vision loss accompanied by periorbital pain as an unusual presentation of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) from ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm. The patient did not present with...
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