Stroke survivors at risk of hemianopia – losing half of their visual field


“This may mean that you’re not able to see to either the left or right from the centre of your field of vision in both eyes.

“If you have a stroke to one side of your brain, you may develop field loss to the opposite side.

“For example, if the right side of your brain has been affected by the stroke, the left side vision in each eye may be affected.”

Issues caused by hemianopia

The RNIB says: “Although hemianopia does not affect all of your vision, it can still cause problems with day to day living such as locating things, coping with traffic on the street, or being disoriented in crowded environments such as supermarkets.

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