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    Sroke Community
    An_247296 posted:
    My 45-year-old brother went completely dark from a stroke 16 months ago. Although we live in a major city, finding help from people who believe that just maybe some visual processing can be "re-habbed" has been very difficult. We literally checked with doctors (Neurology, Opthalmology, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine), therapists (OT, Speech), state resources (Rehab Services for the Blind), and non-profits (Socieity for the Blind) and found a lack of services providing visual rehab. HOWEVER, we found a local optomotrist who works with my brother for his occipital blindness to provide "vision rehab". AND we found a chiropractic neurologist who works my brother to improve his mental processing, especially between the two halves of the brain. We continue working with these specialists. At least they have hope. At least they continue trying. We refuse to sit and do nothing. Recently, his memory has improved, his speech has become more fluid. Visually, when he is completely "on," (well rested and in a good mood), my brother can 1) see shapes of people, 2) see movement, 3) read some letters (one letter at a time), 4) see simple objects, such as large toy animals affixed to a wall, 5) see large simple shapes. All of this is FAR BETTER than being completely in the dark. I pray that persons with occipital blindness CAN re-learn how to interpret visual stimuli. Does anyone agree???

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