Interventions for disorders of eye movement in patients with stroke

Alex Pollock, Christine Hazelton, Clair A Henderson, Jayne Angilley, Baljean Dhillon, Peter Langhorne, Katrina Livingstone, Frank A Munro, Heather Orr, Fiona J Rowe, Uma Shahani

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    Eye movement disorders may affect over 70% of stroke patients. These eye movement disorders can result in difficulty maintaining the normal ocular position and difficulty moving the eyes appropriately. The resulting functional disabilities include a loss of depth perception, reduced hand-to-eye co-ordination, marked difficulties with near tasks and reading and reduced ability to scan the visual environment. They can also impact on the effectiveness of rehabilitation therapy. There are a wide variety of different treatment interventions proposed for eye movement disorders after stroke. However, in the past, there has been a lack of evidence specific to the impact of interventions on the functional outcome of patients with stroke.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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