Research articles about CVI and the brain

A list of scientific research articles about CVI, the visual system, and the brain

Boy with CVI touching computer screen with a research article about CVI and genetic cuases

The visual system and the implications of damage to the visual system have been and continues to be studied by research scientists and medical providers, including specific studies about CVI. As parents and professionals, it's important to stay up to date with current research. Knowledge about the brain can get outdated quicker than we think. Scientists and clinicians are learning more and more about the brain, and specifically how our visual system works and what happens when there are specific impairments to the visual system.

The need for more research about CVI is paramount as we strive to improve outcomes for individuals with CVI. We need more research at every level, in every area so we can better understand how the brain works, the myriad of ways CVI manifests in individuals, and rehabilitative and educational approaches.

Here are some of the published research articles about the visual system, the brain, and CVI. 

  • Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A Need to Reassess Current Definitions of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, Barry S. Kran, OD, FAAO, Linda Lawrence, MD, D. Luisa Mayer, PhD, and Gena Heidary, MD, PhD (link)
  • Cerebral versus Ocular Visual Impairment: The Impact on Developmental Neuroplasticity, Frontiers in Psychology, Maria B. C. Martín, Alejandro Santos-Lozano, Juan Martín-Hernández, Alberto López-Miguel, Miguel Maldonado, Carlos Baladrón, Corinna M. Bauer, and Lotfi B. Merabet (link)
  • Cerebral visual impairment in children: Causes and associated ophthalmological problems, Indian Journal Ophthalmology, Niranjan Pehere, Pratik Chougule, and Gordon N. Dutton (link)
  • Development of human visual function, Vision Research, Oliver Braddick and Janette Atkinson (link)
  • Identifying and characterising cerebral visual impairment in children: a review, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, Swetha Sara Philip and Gordon N Dutton (link)
  • Impact of Cerebral Visual Impairments on Motor Skills: Implications for Developmental Coordination Disorders, Frontiers in Psychology, Sylvie Chokron and Gordon N. Dutton (link)
  • Large-scale Functional Integration, Rather than Functional Dissociation along Dorsal and Ventral Streams, Underlies Visual Perception and Action, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dipanjan Ray, Nilambari Hajare, Dipanjan Roy and Arpan Banerjee (link)
  • Low vision due to cerebral visual impairment: differentiating between acquired and genetic causes, BMC Opthalmology, Daniëlle Bosch, F. Nienke Boonstra, Michèl Willemsen, Frans Cremers and Bert de Vries (link)
  • Neuroplasticity in cerebral visual impairment (CVI): Assessing functional vision and the neurophysiological correlates of dorsal stream dysfunction, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Christopher R. Bennett, Corinna M. Bauer, Emma S. Bailin, Lotfi B. Merabet (link)
  • Novel genetic causes for cerebral visual impairment, European Journal of Human Genetics, Bosch, et al. (link)
  • Setting up of a cerebral visual impairment clinic for children: Challenges and future developments, Indian Journal Ophthalmology, Swetha Sara Philip (link)
  • Spectrum of Visual Disorders in Children With Cerebral Visual Impairment, Journal of Child Neurology, Fazzi, et al. (link)
  • The development of human visual cortex and clinical implications, Eye and Brain, Caitlin R. Siu and Kathryn M. Murphy (link)
  • The power of the infant brain, Scientific American, Takao K. Hensch (link)
  • Visual attention as an important visual function: an outline of manifestations, diagnosis and management of impaired visual attention, British Journal of Opthalmology, Meghomala Das, David M. Bennett, Gordon N. Dutton (link)
  • Visual function in the brain-damaged child, Eye, Creig S. Hoyt (link)
  • Visual function subtyping in children with early‐onset cerebral visual impairment, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Hanna Sakki, Richard Bowman, Jenefer Sargent, Roopen Kukadia, Naomi Dale (link)

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