A vision for stroke and vision

In collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology at Oslo University Hospital, the Department of Neurology is involved in several projects on visual impairment in stroke. The randomized placebo-controlled international study with tenecteplase in CRAO – TenCRAOS – led by Aamodt - ongoing in 7 countries is approaching the final inclusion. So far, 61 patients are included. Another key study in this field is the StrokeVIS study is also soon finalizing the inclusions. In this study the nurses are unsing the VISA tool in acute stroke patients assessing visual impairments. These assessments are compared to the gold standard, assessments by orthoptist Anna-Katharina Litzen-Jørstad, from the Department of Ophthalmology. During the project period she has been working at the Department of Neurology two days a week. Both studies are part of Stephen J. Ryan's PhD project.

The StrokeVIS-team with orthoptist Anna-Katharina Litzen-Jørstad and Stephen J. Ryan
Study nurse in TenCRAOS Ansar Roy visiting Tønsberg Hospital and PI at Tønsberg Håvard Lisether.

There is a need for more knowledge about diagnostics and management of visual impairments in stroke. This year, the European Stroke Organization is publishing guidelines for visual impairment in stroke for the first time. The guideline work has been led by Professor Fiona Rowe at the University of Liverpool and Anne Hege Aamodt. Stephen J. Ryan and a number of professionals from various European countries have contributed to the working group. There will be a separate ESO webinar in connection with the publication of the guideline which will be available to all interested parties.

Vision and Stroke meeting at Oslo Univesrity Hosptial in December 2023 – from left: ophthalmologist Øystein Jørstad, Anne Hege Aamodt, orthoptist Lauren Hepworth og professor Fiona Rowe, both University of Liverpool


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