Thursday, March 8, 2012

CP Awareness Month

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness month. Did you know that some children that have CP also have vision issues. Cortical Vision Impairment is a disconnect between the eye and the damaged brain. The brain is unable to decipher message from the eye - even when the eye itself works perfectly. Henry has CVI.

The Cortical Vision area of the brain is located in the back, near the base of the brain. Brain damage from lack of oxygen usually effects all other parts of the brain before it reaches the CV area.

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