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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Developing a rational strategy for visual rehabilitation after cortical lesions
Principal Investigator:

Stelios Smirnakis

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - January 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $262,511
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Visual field loss is a common corollary of stroke (Pollock et al,The Cochrane Library:John Wiley & Sons; 2011,p p. 1-83) that is prevalent in the VA population. Posterior and middle cerebral artery infarcts often injure visual cortical networks resulting in partial or complete homonymous hemianopia or quadrantanopia. The most common clinically significant visual cortical injury involves the primary visual cortex and adjacent regions (area V1+). Area V1 is the chief relay of visual input to highe...

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