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Test your neurological sight loss knowledge
By doing so, you gain CPD points.
Please answer the questions below
1) What is the leading cause of disability in the UK?
2) What percentage of stroke survivors suffer from visual field loss?
3) What percentage of stroke survivors will experience a visual change?
4) Can visual field loss be restored post stroke/ brain injury?
5) What is a homonymous hemianopia?
Loss of half of the visual field in both eyes
Loss of vision in one eye
Loss of visual field in quadrant in both eyes
6) How many weeks after a stroke is vision assessed?
No standard pathway
7) What visual compensatory technique does Visibility Scotland teach?
Wearing of prescription glasses
Use of a cane
8) What is the driving advice for someone with a persistent visual field loss post brain injury?
You can return to driving after three months post brain injury
Inform the DVLA of your brain injury and associated visual loss from 1 month post injury
Ask your GP if you are still safe to drive
9) Can someone with a visual field loss be registered as sight impaired?
Yes. You can be automatically registered as sight impaired
No, you don’t qualify for registration at all
Yes, although it depends on the severity of your field loss and requires assessment from an ophthalmologist
10) Can you identify visual perceptual deficits that may be experienced post brain injury?
Difficulty judging distances
Difficulty recognising objects, faces and colours
Difficulty interacting and attending to part of your body and/or environment
All of the above
11) What would you recommend to someone with low contrast sensitivity?
Avoid brighter lit environments where possible
Increase lighting at night
Use of tinted lenses and increasing contrast whilst reading
12) Identify the correct statements in relation to Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)?
Typically occurs when 60% or more of your vision has been lost
Psychology should be considered if you are living with CBS
CBS typically lasts your lifetime
13) What is the age range of people Visibility Scotland supports?
16 to 65
21 to 95
14) Who can make a referral to Visibility Scotland?
Any health professional
Any of these options
15) Can you give me an example of a low vision aid which may support someone with a neuro visual impairment?
Hand held/digital Magnifier
Any of these options
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