NovaVision: vision restoration therapy

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec;17(6):498-503. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e3280108544.


Purpose of review: The aim of this article is to review the controversial findings for NovaVision's vision restoration therapy.

Recent findings: It has been claimed that NovaVision's computerized therapy results in expansion of the visual field in optic nerve and occipital lesions, but the outcome has been challenged on the grounds of unsatisfactory perimetric control of central fixation and disputed mechanisms.

Summary: In clinical practice NovaVision's therapy should not currently gain acceptance in view of unacceptable perimetric standards and equivocal results. Possible effects on a relative scotoma at the edge of a lesion have not been adequately explored. In the interim, research should also be focused on compensatory eye movement strategies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hemianopsia / physiopathology
  • Hemianopsia / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Visual Acuity / physiology
  • Visual Field Tests
  • Visual Fields / physiology*