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Patient Spotlight - Anita K.

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We are back this month with an incredible testimonial from our patient in Germany! Once in a while we like to share our patient’s real life stories like Carole’s, Annette’s or Wilfred’s.

We hope that Anita’s story will encourage you to evaluate NeuroEyeCoach more closely as many patients have benefited from it and should be considered as the next step towards your visual recovery

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Topics: Insider

Stereoscopic Vision – How Does It Work?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Depth perception – the ability to see our environment three-dimensionally – is based on “Stereoscopic vision”, which requires two intact eyes that are aligned and move synchronously. 

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Topics: stroke, brain injury

NovaVision Therapies: Your Next Steps

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You have decided to take the next step towards your vision recovery and want to begin our therapy suite of Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) and NeuroEyeCoach but don’t know where to start?

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Topics: safety

8 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Chances of Never Having A Stroke Again

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 7, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Every forty seconds someone has a stroke. In the US alone, there are eight million stroke survivors!

Half of the stroke recurrences happen within the first week. Peter M. Rothwell, MD, Ph.D., of Oxford University, England and colleagues found that 5.1% of patients with an initial transient ischemic attack had a stroke within the next 24 hours. These early reoccurrences accounted for 52% of all strokes that happened over the next seven days and 42% of all strokes that occurred during the first 30 days, they reported in the June 2 issue of Neurology.

While you might now be able to ward off these early recurrences with changes of diet or sleeping patterns, you will lower your long-term risk of ever having a stroke again. In fact, there are many factors well within your control that you can do to decrease your risk of stroke.

Here are eight powerful ways how you can take charge to control your risks before a stroke has the opportunity to strike again.

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Topics: stroke

Relationships After A Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A stroke or other brain injury can have a significant impact on how the individual feels, on how they express their emotions and interact with the people around them. The most common emotional problems that are experienced after a stroke or other brain injury are depression, anxiety and confusion. As a result it is important to create an environment that is both positive and healthy to assist with a person’s emotional and physical recovery.

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Topics: brain injury

What are Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers? And what are the differences?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

During the past several decades, stroke care in the United States has substantially evolved, with organizations such as the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Brain Attack Coalition, and National Stroke Association all being at the forefront of this movement. One of the major advancements is the organization of care that has and is being transformed by primary and comprehensive stroke centers.

The following information will help you to understand what is a primary stroke center and what is a comprehensive stroke center and outline the differences between the two.

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Topics: stroke

Heat Stroke: Risk Factors and Prevention

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Every year many people await summer eagerly: swimming, summer evening grill parties, vacation in the home or abroad. High temperatures have the potential however to lead to cardiovascular problems and carry a high stroke risk. It is therefore not surprising that more strokes happen during summer times.

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Topics: safety

5 Misconceptions about neurological visual field loss

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 10, 2016 9:30:00 AM
Many of those who have had a stroke or other brain injury will experience vision problems, but often times they will not realize they have a visual field deficit.
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Topics: stroke, VRT, brain injury

What is a Transient Ischemic Attack?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are common, affecting at least 240,000 people each year in the United States.

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Topics: stroke, brain injury

Traveling with a visual impairment

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jul 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Everybody needs a vacation from time to time. A change of air, a different environment, meeting new people or simply taking time for yourself can really lift your spirits. Having a visual deficit does not mean the end of all travel! It is very much possible to plan a trip as long as you put a little extra preparation for your travel arrangements, so here are some tips from NovaVision for this vacation season.

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Topics: safety