Stroke


Every year, around 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK. The majority of stroke sufferers survive and must then face a range of longer-term problems during their stay in hospital and after leaving.

Visual impairment is common following stroke and may include:

  • blurred vision
  • double vision
  • field of vision loss
  • wobbling vision
  • and many other possible symptoms.

These symptoms can be addressed in a variety of ways such as with targeted treatment, advice, compensatory strategies and so on.

This work is important: visual impairment impacts on mobility, rehabilitation, driving, reading and the general activities of daily living.

Vision problems after a stroke

BIOS offers some information leaflets: