Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Identifying and characterising cerebral visual impairment in children: a review

Identifying and characterising cerebral visual impairment in children: a review


"....Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) comprises visual malfunction due to retro-chiasmal visual and visual association pathway pathology. This can be isolated or accompany anterior visual pathway dysfunction. It is a major cause of low vision in children in the developed and developing world due to increasing survival in paediatric and neonatal care. CVI can present in many combinations and degrees. ...This review describes the features of CVI and describes practical management strategies aimed at helping affected children....."

Comments: If you are interested in this topic, I encourage you to attend the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society's annual meeting in Omaha, NE. Great speakers. Great topics. Sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Omaha. Click on the title above to read the full article. One of the author's is a fine fellow by the name of Gordon Dutton. Although he probably does not realize this, he as functional as many behavioral optometrists. I would also suggest you read his text: 

Visual Impairment in Children due to Damage to the Brain



You may also wish to check out

Kran BS, Girgis N. Vision impairment and brain damage. In Taub M, Bartuccio M, Maino D. (Eds) Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. New York, NY;2012:135-146

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