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Concept of Vision Rehabilitation

Neuroplasticity has been shown to be active in many regions of the brain. The brain is not static. It consists of a dynamic system of neural networks that have the capacity of significant growth following repeated stimulation. Specificity of stimulation can improve plasticity and function within a given area. For example, it is possible that new synapses can be created to counter a deficit acquired within the visual field

How do we take advantage of Neuroplasticity?

Not too long ago, clinicians and scientists generally thought that the adult brain after brain injury cannot be altered despite the support surrounding the existence of Neuroplasticity. Within the past decade, the concept of brain plasticity in human brain is well established.

NeET encourages a change in the brain. By stimulating the damaged area you are likely to enhance that particular function. On the contrary, if you don’t stimulate, functional loss will occur and therefore no improvements are expected. The basis of the NeET is similar to the approach currently taken in rehabilitating movement and speech disorders after stroke. Patients are presented repeatedly and systematically by visual patterns specifically designed to encourage plasticity within the injured brain.

Continuation of stimulation and therefore sensory processing is likely to increase lateralisation and integration between sub cortical areas.

Improvements in daily living following NeET's Visual Rehabilitation ProgramCE

After daily use of the Vision Rehabilitation ProgramCE over a six month period, patients have reported an improvement in their sight as well as a range of other benefits, including being able to get about more easily, both inside and outside their homes, and finding reading much less of a struggle.

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Improvements reported

  • Ability to locate moving, flickering objects within the blind field, such as moving traffic
  • Increased navigation skills
  • Improved reading ability
  • Increased concentration span and visual attention
  • Increased visual sensitivity
  • Significant increase in quality of life

The Neuro-Eye Therapy (NeET) programme

The Therapy consist of:

  • An initial consultation to assess your suitability
  • Assessment of your visual field
  • Specifically designing your Vision Rehabilitation ProgramCE
  • Supply of the Vision Rehabilitation Program CE for 6 months
  • Support and monitoring of progress
  • Data analysis and reports at 1, 3 and 6 months

Useful Links

Royal National Institute for Blind People The Stroke Association

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