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Home is the place where you spend most of the time of your life. For people who is visually impaired, objects with bright contrast and obvious color differences are more easily detectable: do not place a white object in front of a white wall; use bright colors for everyday objects like cups or plates.  

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Visual field test measures both central and side visions, to check whether any region of the visual field shows a vision loss. (see figure below) The task is to respond to a dot of light that appears on the screen randomly. Failing to detect a light dot may indicate a lack of vision in specific […]

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Low-vision rehabilitation centers help you deal with your vision loss, but they should also encourage family members to participate. Family members can learn how to help with orientation and mobility, occupational therapy, vision rehabilitation, and vocational training. If the family member has a hard time coping, psychological counseling might help. Besides the search for the […]

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On Nov. 30 – Dec. 02, 2018 in Berlin, Germany the 5th international conference “Low vision and the brain” will take place. The main topics of the coming event are: Visual Rehabilitation and neuropsychological interventions Brain reorganization and neuroplasticity Degeneration, neuroprotection and rescue Vascular system, intraocular and intracranial pressure Restoration and recovery Augmentation/Substitution/Compensation Psychosomatic challenges, […]

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Nature has many gifts for your healthy vision. Here is another one: sports! Therefore, consider boosting your eye health by regularly working out. It not only can help you lose weight and, if you are overweight, prevent diabetes, but it also curbs harmful inflammation and improves blood flow in the body. This can impact blood […]

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There have been those who have said that vision restoration is not possible and that there is no brain plasticity. But the evidence has become too overwhelming to be ignored. Not only have different laboratories come to similar conclusions that improving vision is possible, but there also are some very prominent supporters of the idea […]

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The best health care is holistic. Holistic medicine is not the same as alternative medicine. Holistic means that all aspects of a person´s needs are taken into account, such as the medical, psychological, physical, lifestyle, and social dimensions. After all, a strong motor is not exclusively responsible for a great-running Mercedes- Benz. And an Apple […]

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Vision restoration techniques can’t help with every kind of vision loss. They do not work with problems of the front parts of the eye, such as the cornea or lens. Nor can they help with certain eye movement disorders like double vision. In the majority of cases, though, vision restoration training or noninvasive electric current […]

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How does transorbital alternating current stimulation work? We can think about the brain as a kind of amplifier. With its neuronal networks it can extract, amplify and then “translate” or interpret the neuronal signals coming in from the retina. Then the neuronal impulses get transformed into conscious visual experience. This amplification is important for normal […]

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About one third of patients who have suffered a stroke end up with low vision, losing up to half of their visual field. This partial blindness was long considered irreversible, but recent studies have shown that vision training after optic nerve and brain damage can help restore or improve vision. A new study published in […]

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