visual midline shift syndrome

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visual midline shift syndrome2016-11-11T15:55:52+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. 


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