What is partial visual occlusion for the treatment of middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Partial visual occlusion also helps to decrease sensory input to the less affected side. This is accomplished by patching or partially occluding a patient’s glasses in the nonneglected hemifield. This encourages head turning and visual scanning to the neglected visual field. [65]


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