Thursday, April 9, 2015
Restoring 3D Vision to Stroke Victim
"Impaired vision is one of the most common consequences of a stroke. In rare cases, patients may even lose their ability to perceive depth," according to Science Daily. "Such patients see the world around them as flat, like a two-dimensional picture. This makes it impossible for them to judge distances accurately – a skill they need, for instance, when reaching for a cup or when a car is approaching them on the street. A patient with this particular type of visual dysfunction has recently been studied in detail by a research team. The team has developed the first effective treatment regime and have identified the area of the brain that, when damaged, may cause loss of binocular depth perception." Read more.