We’re excited to share that Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy’s Pediatric VIEW Program (PVP) is now part of the quality care offered at The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center!
PVP was established in 1999 as one of the follow-up programs affiliated with a Pittsburgh based neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Dr. Roman-Lantzy has served thousands of children within the United States and abroad, and provides the results of an assessment that indicate if a child has Cortical Visual Impairment or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).
CVI is the leading cause of childhood visual impairment in all first world countries. It is not an ocular impairment or blindness of the eye, but rather CVI is a visual impairment caused by conditions that impact the structure or function of the visual processing areas of the brain. Children with CVI often have complex and multiple needs, including developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injuries, prematurity, hydrocephalus, brain infection or genetic disorders. A thorough assessment and support for children with visual impairment can assist in maximizing a child’s quality of life and enhancing their ability to communicate.