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 Knowledge about the brain can get outdated quicker than we think.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, et al. (link)
- Cerebral visual impairment in children: Causes and associated ophthalmological problems, Indian Journal Ophthalmology, Niranjan Pehere, Pratik Chougule, and Gordon N. Dutton (link)
- Cerebral visual impairment-related vision problems in primary school children: a cross-sectional survey, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Cathy Williams, et. al. (link)
- Development of human visual function, Vision Research, Oliver Braddick and Janette Atkinson (link)
- Development of the Parental Questionnaire for Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children Younger than 72 Months, Journal of Clinical Neurology, Jin-Hwa Moon, et al. (link)
- Disentangling How the Brain is “Wired” in Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, Lotfi B. Merabet, D. Luisa Mayer, Corinna M. Bauer, Darick Wright, Barry S. Kran (link)
- How do the two visual streams interact with each other? Experimental Brain Research, A. D. Milner (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 Ophthalmology, Daniëlle Bosch, et al. (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)
- Screening for Cerebral Visual Impairment: Value of a CVI Questionnaire, Neuropediatrics, Els Ortibus, et al. (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 Ophthalmology, 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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