General training

General training


The "General Training" is a classic exercise for compensatory visual training after hemianopsia. Even before the time of computers, patients were treated in a similar way. At that time, different numbers, letters or objects in different sizes were attached to a wall and an instructor carried out the training with the patient. In each case, it had to find a specific object. He was only allowed to move his eyes and not his head. After the patient had found the object, he had to find a new object proposed by the instructor.
In the age of computers, this exercise can now be done more easily and without the help of an instructor at home. Of course, the complete training should be discussed and accompanied by a medical specialist, but now a therapist no longer has to carry out the exercise with the patient on a time-consuming basis. Once instructed, all exercises of the saccadic training are designed in such a way that they can be carried out independently.


  1. Sit in a distance of 30cm (12 inches) centered in front of the screen.
  2. Enlarge your browser window if necessary, so that it fills the whole screen.
  3. Fix your head (e.g. with one hand),so it will not move.
  4. Many numbers will appear on the screen. You have to find every |user_symbol| on the whole screen and go over it with the mouse.
  5. Search the screen with your eyes only, your head does not move.
  6. Work out 2 times a day, each 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
    To test this exercise extensively, you can register for a 14 -day trial version of the saccadic training here free of charge and without obligation:

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