visual midline shift syndromeJoe Segen2016-11-11T15:55:52+00:00
visual midline shift syndrome
A condition which, like the post-trauma vision syndrome, is characterised by dysfunction of the ambient visual process, resulting in a misperception of self in space, and a shift in the perceived visual midline. This may cause leaning to one side, forward and/or backward, which may be compounded by hemiparesis due to traumatic brain injury or a cerebrovascular accident.
Management Specially designed yoked prisms can be prescribed to shift the midline to a more centred position, enabling individuals to weight bear on their affected side. This is most effective when combined with physical and occupational therapy.