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Module 5: An OT is evaluating a patient who sustained a left CVA two days prior. The OT notices that the patient sits with his head turned to the left and does not respond to the OT until she is on his left side. When the OT stands behind the patient and test peripheral vision, the patient does not report seeing the visual stimulus until the stimulus is directly in front of the left eye. What can the OT conclude from this information?

A. The patient has right hemiparesis.

B. The patient has aphasia.

C. The patient has a right visual field cut.

D. The patient has left side neglect.

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The patient has a right visual field cut. Following a CVA, patients may not see objects on the affected side. This is due to a visual field cut, which occurs in the affected side of both eyes. Patients must learn to compensate for this field cut by turning their heads toward the affected side.

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