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Vol 1, No 3 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-11-04
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Disability caused by post-stroke visual impairment as an underestimated clinical problem — case report

Dariusz Baranowski, Konrad Rejdak, Ewelina Cisek, Agnieszka Cisek, Agnieszka Kiszka, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Robert Rejdak
DOI: 10.5603/OJ.2016.0020
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Ophthalmology J 2016;1(3):103-108.

open access

Vol 1, No 3 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-11-04

Abstract

Ischaemic cerebral stroke is a common complication following cardiovascular diseases. In everyday clinical practice, visual field defects are diagnosed in approximately one in four ischaemic stroke patients. The incidence of cerebral stroke manifesting only with visual defects is higher than might be expected. Post-stroke visual impairment is associated with deteriorated quality of life of the affected, can lead to partially reduced self-reliance, and imposes job changes. We present a case of a 46-year-old male with visual field impairment secondary to cerebral ischaemia, to highlight this important issue.

Abstract

Ischaemic cerebral stroke is a common complication following cardiovascular diseases. In everyday clinical practice, visual field defects are diagnosed in approximately one in four ischaemic stroke patients. The incidence of cerebral stroke manifesting only with visual defects is higher than might be expected. Post-stroke visual impairment is associated with deteriorated quality of life of the affected, can lead to partially reduced self-reliance, and imposes job changes. We present a case of a 46-year-old male with visual field impairment secondary to cerebral ischaemia, to highlight this important issue.

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Keywords

vision problems, ischaemic stroke, disability level

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Title

Disability caused by post-stroke visual impairment as an underestimated clinical problem — case report

Journal

Ophthalmology Journal

Issue

Vol 1, No 3 (2016)

Pages

103-108

Published online

2016-11-04

DOI

10.5603/OJ.2016.0020

Bibliographic record

Ophthalmology J 2016;1(3):103-108.

Keywords

vision problems
ischaemic stroke
disability level

Authors

Dariusz Baranowski
Konrad Rejdak
Ewelina Cisek
Agnieszka Cisek
Agnieszka Kiszka
Katarzyna Nowomiejska
Robert Rejdak

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