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Monica Gallegos

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Why Some Stroke Patients Suffer Vision Loss - and Some Don't

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Apr 12, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Patients who have recently suffered from stroke will often tell their Physicians that they’re having difficulty seeing out of one eye. Although certain conditions may mimic this sensation, visual problems that occur after a stroke aren’t typically a result of damage to your eyes at all. More likely than not, the loss of vision is due to damage that has been done to that part of the brain that processes visual information which is transmitted to it using one’s eyes as the conduits.

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Topics: stroke

Retinal Detachment – a rare, but very serious affliction

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Mar 29, 2017 4:41:27 PM

Retinal detachment is rare; nonetheless: retinal detachment can have considerable consequences for the eyesight and daily living, and this recently happened to one of our NovaVision colleagues. We are taking this as an opportunity to inform you about this disease and its first signs. If diagnosed in time, there are very good treatment options and the retinal detachment itself can be prevented.

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Topics: safety

Patient and Physician Spotlight: Helena H. and Dr. Tolksdorf

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Mar 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

“I have achieved everything I hoped for from the therapy”

Experiences with VRT: a patient and her optometrist tell her story

From time to time we like to bring you real life stories of our patients and how our therapies have affected their daily lives. In this blog we present two sides of the same story – seen from the point of view of the patient and also from the point of view of her optometrist. We have presented these in their own un-edited words, but translated from the original German.

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Topics: Insider, VRT

Technical blog: is 5 degrees of central vision improvement meaningful?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Mar 1, 2017 10:35:00 AM

An enlargement of the visual field by 5 degrees of visual angle - what does it really mean? Is that a lot or a little? Will it have a positive impact on my everyday living activities?

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Topics: VRT

Why Doing Both NeuroEyeCoach and Vision Restoration Therapy makes the most sense

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

NovaVision offers two different therapy programs for rehabilitation of neurological vision loss -  NeuroEyeCoach and Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) – which we provide in a single therapy suite for $900. These therapies do different things, and in this blog we explain why it makes the most sense to do both these therapies, one after the other.

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Topics: stroke, VRT, brain injury

Patient Spotlight – Judy U.

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Feb 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

We love hearing testimonials from our patients who have improved their vision after performing our therapies. This month our spotlight is on our patient Judy, we’re happy to hear that her quality of life has improved since performing Vision Restoration Therapy. We hope that Judy’s testimonial will encourage anyone with a visual deficit following a stroke or brain injury to learn more about our therapies and take the next step towards their visual rehabilitation.

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Topics: Insider, stroke, VRT, brain injury

Cortical Blindness and “Blindsight”

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jan 18, 2017 10:15:00 AM

The term “Cortical Blindness” describes the partial or complete loss of vision resulting from a brain lesion. 

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Topics: stroke, brain injury

Difference between NeuroEyeCoach and other Saccadic Training Apps and Programs

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jan 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

At NovaVision we are often asked by clinicians and therapists to discuss the differences between NeuroEyeCoach and other saccadic training programs – both those which appear to be specifically for saccadic training and those which have a saccadic training module within a therapy training suite of programs.

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Topics: Insider, stroke, brain injury

How a little indulgence can help you

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

On last week’s blog we gave you some tips on how to stay healthy during the holiday season, and on today’s blog, we’ll go over some of the foods that will not only make you happy but healthy as well, all in moderation of course.

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Topics: safety

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

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

Good nutrition is one way to reduce your risk of having another stroke, and now that the holidays are approaching you may find it a bit more difficult to resist food temptations, like all the desserts that are served at holiday parties, or having that second glass of eggnog, whatever the situation may be; we hope that the following healthy holiday-eating strategies can help you get through this holiday season without impacting your health and waistline.

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Topics: Insider

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