OBJECTIVE The perception of visual verticality is often perturbed after stroke and might be an underlying component of imbalance. The aim of this study was to describe the evolution of visual vertical (VV) perturbation and to investigate the factors affecting it. METHODS Thirty patients with hemiplegia after a single hemispheric stroke (17 left lesioned… (More)
The visual cortex may reorganize after occurrence of a scotoma. Different experimental studies have shown that there is an attempt to minimize the impact of the scotoma, the missing information being filled-in by surrounding information. The clinical consequences of this filling-in phenomenon have been extensively studied by Safran and co-workers. The… (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of levothyroxine (LTh) on the electroretinogram (ERG) of adult dogs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Binocular, full field photopic and scotopic ERGs were recorded from an anesthetized Maltese Bichon cross (MB), a Yorkshire Terrier (YT) and a Shetland Sheepdog (SS) affected with hypothyroidism and treated with a daily dose of LTh at… (More)
Among the different means to adapt to central scotoma is eccentric fixation in several zones, the most documented and best-known phenomenon. After anatomic destruction of the macula, one area of the perifoveal retina may become the new oculomotor reference. This area is referred to as the preferred retinal locus (PRL). Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy greatly… (More)
PURPOSE Patients with central scotoma often develop eccentric fixation on a preferred retinal locus (PRL). Identifying the PRL is one of the first steps in low vision rehabilitation training. We present our evaluation of a simple test designed to locate the eccentric fixation in eyes with central scotoma. METHODS This was a prospective case series of… (More)
Our "vision" laboratory has been working for several years on stimulation methods and data processing. We present here the results of an analysis of correlation functions between VEPs obtained by flashes and patterned stimulations. This study provides additional information about possible interpretations.
After introducing physical and physiological stimulation parameters, the authors present different techniques and discuss their clinical usefulness for the investigation of the visual system: flashes: chiefly 'ganzfeld' stimulators (whole field or local stimulation). A solution using optic fibres incorporated in a sclero-corneal electrode built in our… (More)