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Investigation of vision in children with CVI and children with abusive head trauma

Research project
Pågående forskning
Project owner
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Short description

Many neurological conditions in children may impair vision e.g. cerebral palsy and head injuries. Other conditions may also impair vision, either by direct disturbance of the eye or of visual nerv function or cause brain induced visual impairment. This may give altered visual acuity, defect visual fields or more subtle disturbances as impaired form or face recognition, orientation problems, or problems to interprete pictures and/or other similar difficulties. The visual problems may be very obvious or may be very subtle and difficult to discover. Our aim is to develop methods to investigate visual functions in children using many different old and new own developed methods to be able to describe and map the childs visual problem(s). An understanding of the problem(s) will improve the cilds learning, school work, communication and everyday

Group members

Principal Investigators:

Marita Andersson Grönlund: Docent/Lektor, Ögonläkare, Universitetssjukhusöverläkare 
Anders Sjöström: Docent, Överläkare

Reserchers:

Susann Andersson, Med.Dr., Överläkare
Gunnar Braathen, Med.Dr. Överläkare, Habiliterings-Läk/Barnneurolog/Barnläkare
Gunilla Magnusson, Docent, Ögonläkare
Bertil Sterner, Med.Dr, Överoptiker
Eva Aring, Med.Dr, Överortoptist

Research engineer:

Sören Lundberg

Medarbetare:

Nuria Fluriach Dominguez, Specialistläkare
Christina Westerberg, Specialpedagog