What are the symptoms of occipital lobe damage?
Injury to the occipital lobes may lead to vision impairments such as blindness or blind spots; visual distortions and visual inattention. The occipital lobes are also associated with various behaviors and functions that include: visual recognition; visual attention; and spatial analysis.
How do you heal the occipital lobe?
- Eye exercises. These exercises engage your brain’s neuroplasticity and can help improve vision.
- Scanning therapy. This therapy helps patients with visual field loss learn to compensate by scanning their environment more efficiently.
- Prismatic adaptation.
What disorders are associated with the occipital lobe?
- Blindness. Because the occipital lobe deals with vision, one possible result of damage in this area is full or partial blindness.
- Anton syndrome. Anton syndrome is a rare form of blindness that occurs without the person being aware of it.
- Riddoch syndrome.
- Other forms of dysfunction.