Impact of visual impairment


We aim to engage widely with stroke survivors to determine impact of visual impairment to everyday life. This survey will take two forms.


First, a survey of long-term stroke survivors to determine what their visual symptoms or difficulties were, how these impacted on their activities of daily living and quality of life, what assessments and interventions they had access to (if any) and what they perceive to be required in future research.


Second, a prospective survey of stroke survivors as they are identified during their acute stage of stroke and subsequently followed throughout their visual follow-up appointments.


Recruiting centres

  • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Recruitment to the IVIS impact study commenced on 1st July 2014 and closed on 1st December 2016.


Hepworth, L.R. Rowe, F.J. (2018) Using Delphi methodology in the development of a new patient-reported outcome measure for stroke survivors with visual impairment. Brain and Behavior, 8 (2) DOI: 10/1002/brb3.898

Rowe, F.J. (2017) Stroke survivors' views and experiences on impact of visual impairment. Brain and Behavior, 7(9) DOI: 10.1002/brb3.778

Hepworth, L.R. Rowe, F.J. (2016) Visual impairment following stroke – the impact on quality of life: a systematic review. Ophthalmology Research, 5 (2).

Hepworth, L.R. Rowe, F.J. Harper, R. Jarvis, K. Shipman, T. Rodgers, H. (2015) Patient reported outcome measures for visual impairment after stroke: a systematic review. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13 (146).