By doing a set of vigorous visual exercises on a computer every day for several months, patients who had gone partially blind as a result of a stroke regained some vision. Some could drive again. "This is a type of brain damage that clinicians and scientists have long believed you simply can't recover from. It's devastating, and patients are usually sent home to somehow deal with it the best they can," said the RPB researcher.
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April 1, 2009
A study from an RPB-supported researcher at Northwestern University School of Medicine could speed up the diagnosis of retinal diseases.