In early stage of stroke rehab due to homonymous hemianopia and hemianestesia. patients doesn’t attend to the affected side.
But this neglect of affected side doesn’t mean that they have neglect.
when somebody has homonymous hemianopia and hemianestesia we should not comment about the unilateral neglect.
Unilateral neglect is a perceptual disorder. that means patient unable attend on half side of the body & neglect in spite of normal sensory motor control on that side.
only when the patient has a normal sensory motor control and doesn’t attend the affected side then it is unilateral neglect.