Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that elderly people with visual disorders
that are left untreated are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia.
The entire October 2010 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) was devoted to children and adults with visual disorders
caused by brain abnormalities.
The ability for Health South physicians to be able to quickly identify visual disorders
through the effective screening program is highlighted by the fact that approximately one-third of stroke or other brain injury patients suffer from a neurologically induced visual disorder
and if this deficit goes undetected it may adversely impact other rehabilitation modalities.
The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, a leading research and teaching institute committed to advancing understanding of the human mind and communications, announced today that Postdoctoral Associate Chris Baker and Principal Investigator Nancy Kanwisher in collaboration with Professor Eli Peli from Harvard Medical School have discovered the first evidence that brain reorganization occurs in people suffering from the progressive visual disorder
17 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), a recognized visual disorder
by the American Optometric Association, has emerged as the leading health problem associated with prolonged computer use.
Wandell's research centers on vision science, spanning topics from visual disorders
, reading development in children, to digital imaging devices and algorithms for both magnetic resonance imaging and digital imaging.
She said that around 40,000 children visit Shifa's OPD annually with various visual disorders
while the hospital has started a screening program for Retinopathy of Prematurity in all the major hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and expand it to all other hospitals of the country.
Further, visual disorders
detected in patients with vestibular dysfunctions include: accommodative and vergence disturbances, visual field abnormalities and visual perception disorders.
, epilepsy, growth retardation, dental problems, dysphagia, and behavioral disorders were less frequently reported (Figure 2).
Researchers using ultra high-field scanners hope that their research will contribute to earlier disease detection, more accurate diagnosis and increased effectiveness of investigational therapies for disorders and diseases such as cancer, stroke, epilepsy, drug abuse, Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease, Huntington s disease, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, head injury, visual disorders
The diagnostic facilities at the department are best suited for early treatment and prevention of visual disorders
These scientific developments are fragmenting research, but the advances are not filtering down fast enough to practicing medical and educational professionals who provide care to children and adults with visual disorders
and who may feel bewildered by the deluge of discoveries.
Emirati artist Najat Makki, who has contributed to the Art4Sight exhibition for the second time, told Gulf News that she is honoured that her work will help people with visual disorders
These reports stimulated scientific research into the bilberry, which is now used to treat a wide range of visual disorders
and other complaints.
Studies involving cats, though few and far between, have given researchers better understanding of visual disorders
because of similarities between the nervous system of the cat and that of humans, allowing for the study of vision and for other types of research involving the nervous system.