Stroke Related Eye Conditions

Suffering from a stroke can lead to many issues, but one of the most irritating might be vision loss. Eye Wellness Center is dedicated to helping you. Below, we’ll discuss the various vision problems you might experience after a stroke and how neuro-ophthalmology can help.

Common Vision Problems after a Stroke

When experiencing a stroke, it’s hard to relay your symptoms. Yet, immediate treatment should lower the probability of permanent damage. There are a few types of vision loss you might experience, including:

  • Vision loss in the upper or lower field of vision
  • Vision loss in the left or right side of each eye
  • A blank visual area in either one or both of your eyes
  • Spatial inattention or neglect

How Neuro-Ophthalmology Can Help

Neuro-ophthalmology is not like visiting a regular eye doctor. Your regular eye doctor specializes in treating eye conditions. However, stroke-related issues are a matter of the brain. Therefore, these issues require neuro-optometry for therapy and correction.

While there is no guarantee you’ll regain your eyesight, neuro-optometry can help in several ways. First, visual therapy is often used to address areas of the eye, like the muscles that might have been affected. Second, prism lenses can improve your field of vision. Finally, balancing exercises and spatial awareness activities can help you manage your daily tasks better.

Discuss Vision Loss with Our Bellaire, TX, Ophthalmologist

If you’re living with vision loss due to a stroke, let our team at Eye Wellness Center help. Schedule an appointment today by calling (832) 955-8162.