Optokinetic therapy improves text reading in patients with hemianopic alexia: a controlled trial.

@article{Spitzyna2007OptokineticTI,
  title={Optokinetic therapy improves text reading in patients with hemianopic alexia: a controlled trial.},
  author={G A Spitzyna and Richard J. S. Wise and Susan A. McDonald and Gordon T. Plant and David Kidd and Hilary Crewes and Alexander P. Leff},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={68 22},
  pages={1922-30}
}
OBJECTIVE An acquired right-sided homonymous hemianopia can result in slowed left-to-right text reading, called hemianopic alexia (HA). Patients with HA lack essential visual information to help guide ensuing reading fixations. We tested two hypotheses: first, that practice with a visual rehabilitation method that induced small-field optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) would improve reading speeds in patients with HA when compared to a sham visual rehabilitation therapy; second, that this therapy would… CONTINUE READING
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