The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Cerebral Visual Impairment Clinic

Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is a condition where some of the visual areas of the brain and its connections are damaged. Those that are affected may suffer from visual impairment even though the eyes function normally. Children with CVI may have normal vision but can not 'make sense' of what they see.

The Ophthalmology team have devised a clinic at St James University Hospital for children with CVI or suspected CVI, where a specialist orthoptist establishes the type of visual impairment present and to provide advice/support.

Currently there are no specific dates for these clinics however we aim to provide one every 6 months if possible.

The specialist orthoptist for the CVI clinic is Laura Haslam.