Dr. Christine Roman presents an overview of CVI and the evaluation of functional vision in this free 30-minute video webcast. She discusses the diagnosis of cortical visual impairment and presents an overview of the ten characteristic behaviors of CVI.
- Normal eye exam
- Big neurologic event
- 10 characteristic behaviors (listed below)
Characteristic Behaviors of CVI:
- Color: unusual attention to color
- Movement: attention to movement
- Latency: delayed response to visual stimulus
- Complexity: difficulty with visual complexity
- Visual Field Differences: child may notice things on one side more clearly than the other, or in upper or lower field.
- Visual Novelty: child with CVI often prefers looking at things that are familiar
- Reflex Response: often don't respond when touched on bridge of nose or in response to visual threat
- Distance Viewing: often prefer near viewing
- Light Gazing: drawn to look at light
- Visually-Directed Reach: often unable to look and reach as a single action