heteronymous hemianopia


heteronymous hemianopia
hemianopia affecting the nasal or the temporal half of the field of vision of each eye.

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  • hemianopia —    Also known as hemianopsia. Both terms come from the Greek words hèmi (half), an (not), and opsis (seeing). They translate loosely as blindness in one half of the visual field . Phe nomenologically, various types of hemianopia can be… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hemianopia — Loss of vision for one half of the visual field of one or both eyes. SYN: hemianopsia. absolute h. hemianopsia in which the affected field is totally insensitive to all visual stimuli. SYN: complete h.. altitudinal h. a defect in the visual …   Medical dictionary

  • binasal hemianopia — heteronymous hemianopia in which the defects are in the nasal half of the field of vision in each eye …   Medical dictionary

  • bitemporal hemianopia — heteronymous hemianopia in which the defects are in the temporal half of the field of vision in each eye …   Medical dictionary

  • quadrantanopia — Loss of vision in a quarter section of the visual field of one or both eyes; if bilateral, it may be homonymous or heteronymous, binasal or bitemporal, or crossed, e.g., involving the upper quadrant in one eye and the lower quadrant in the other …   Medical dictionary