Orthoptics (orthos = straight, correct) is a branch of ophthalmology dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders. It belongs to the field of strabismus and deals in particular with visual field defects, eye movement disorders and poor visual acuity.
Visual disorders are often consequences of brain injury. They make everyday life more difficult and are particularly stressful in combination with other impairments, such as gait disorders.
Double images, visual field defects and blurred vision impair both visual orientation and reading. For those affected and their social environment, these phenomena are often very disturbing. They therefore require careful diagnosis and treatment.
The neuroophthalmological department of the Rehabilitation Clinic Zihlschlacht offers comprehensive care and treatment by specialized orthoptists (ophthalmology specialists). If necessary, the clinic's consultant ophthalmologist is consulted.
The aim is to treat visual impairment by means of optical corrections, compensatory training or special aids in such a way that the everyday life of the affected person is made easier.