Dr. Padula has been involved in several studies regarding vision and its relationship to neuro-motor functions, particularly those involving traumatic brain injuries and cerebrovascular accidents. One completed study of Post Trauma Vision Syndrome found changes in visual evoked potentials (brain waves) when treatment was provided using special types of lenses and prisms. In another study, visual characteristics of Post Trauma Vision Syndrome and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome were analyzed. A third study, Modifying Postural Adaptation Following a CVA Through Prismatic Shift of Visuo-spatial Egocenter, was recently published and has further investigated Visual Midline Shift Syndrome. With this syndrome, Dr. Padula has found that when there is a paralysis or paresis caused by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological conditions, the person’s concept of visual midline shifts causing them to lean away from the affected side. Dr. Padula’s research showed that the use of specially designed yoked prisms can move the concept of the visual midline back toward alignment. The use of these prisms significantly improves the potential for rehabilitation, and can be used in conjunction with physical or occupational therapy.
In summary, we at the Padula Institute of Vision have dedicated our services to help meet the individual needs of children and adults who are visually impaired, physically disabled, and/or who have a traumatic brain injury. If you have any questions pertaining to our services please contact us. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with vision rehabilitation services to improve your level of visual function and performance.
List of Research Papers Available
- Modifying Postural Adaptation Following a CVA Through Prismatic Shift of Visuo-spatial egocenter
- Visual evoked potentials (VEP) evaluating treatment for post-trauma vision syndrome (PTVS) in patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Post trauma vision syndrome and visual midline shift syndrome