Visual Inattention

If you experience a major neurological event such as an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) – through a stroke, an injury to your head, or similar – you may experience a change in vision.

A change in vision that can be associated with an Acquired Brain Injury is called ‘visual inattention’.

Learn more about visual inattention, including how it can be caused, how it might affect you, and how you can retain as much independence as possible.

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Visual Field Loss

Another type of vision impairment people may experience after an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is called visual field loss.

Visual field loss happens when you have damage to any part of your ‘visual pathways’ – the parts of your eyes and brain involved in processing the things you see – and can create the feeling that one of your eyes is not working.

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Homonymous Hemianopia

Homonymous hemianopia is another neurological vision impairment, or a condition that affects a person’s vision as a result of a stroke, an injury to the brain, or another type of major neurological event.

Learn about the cause and impact of homonymous hemianopia, and how you can access support to maintain as much of your independence as possible.

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How to assist someone with vision impairment

There are many ways you can support and assist a person who is blind or has a vision impairment, whether you know them well or if you’re meeting for the first time.

Learn about providing assistance

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