Understanding cortical visual impairment in children

Am J Occup Ther. 1995 Oct;49(9):899-903. doi: 10.5014/ajot.49.9.899.


This article presents a review of the literature and a case study on a child with cortical visual impairment. The literature review covers the diagnosis, etiology, prevalence, prognosis, and a comparison of the differences between children with cortical visual impairment and those with ocular impairment. The case study presents occupational therapy intervention strategies specific to cortical visual impairment and results of treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Occupational Therapy* / standards
  • Occupational Therapy* / trends
  • Prevalence
  • Vision Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Vision Disorders* / etiology
  • Vision Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Visual Cortex / physiopathology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology