- The jagged, shimmering visual sensation resembling the fortifications of a walled medieval town; the scintillating scotoma of migraine. [G. teichos, wall, + opsis, vision]
* * *n.shimmering coloured lights, accompanied by blank spots in the visual field (transient scotomata), often seen by sufferers at the beginning of an attack of migraine.
* * *tei·chop·sia (ti-kopґse-ə) [Gr. teichos wall + -opsia] the sensation of a luminous appearance before the eyes, with a zigzag, wall-like outline; it may be a migraine aura. Called also fortification spectrum, flittering scotoma, and scintillating scotoma.
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teichopsia — /tī kopˈsi ə/ noun Temporary blurring of vision, or partial blindness, with the appearance of a multi coloured zigzag of light before the eye, accompanying migraine ORIGIN: Gr teichos wall, and opsis sight … Useful english dictionary
teichopsia — Also known as fortification spectrum, fortification figure, fortification of Vauban, geometrical spectrum, herringbone, Norman arch, scintillating scotoma, and flittering scotoma. The term teichopsia comes from the Greek words teichos (wall),… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
teichopsia — n. shimmering coloured lights, accompanied by blank spots in the visual field (transient scotomata), often seen by sufferers at the beginning of an attack of migraine … The new mediacal dictionary
flittering scotoma — teichopsia … Medical dictionary
Migraine — This article is about the disorder. For other uses, see Migraine (disambiguation). Migraine Classification and external resources The pain of a migraine headache can be debilitating. ICD 10 … Wikipedia
migraine — A symptom complex occurring periodically and characterized by pain in the head (usually unilateral), vertigo, nausea and vomiting, photophobia, and scintillating appearances of light. Classified as classic m., common m., cluster headache,… … Medical dictionary
Aura — A premonition. There is often an aura before a migraine or a grand mal seizure. The aura, a symptom of brain malfunction, may consist of flashing lights, a gleam of light, blurred vision, an odor, the feeling of a breeze, numbness, weakness, or… … Medical dictionary
Ophthalmic migraine — Migraine involving the eyes but without headache. Migraine, due to a spasm of blood vessels in the brain, usually causes a headache. Flashes of light may appear as jagged lines or heat waves in one or both eyes and often last 10 20 minutes… … Medical dictionary
scotoma — 1. An isolated area of varying size and shape, within the visual field, in which vision is absent or depressed. 2. A blind spot in psychological awareness. [G. skotoma, vertigo, fr. skotos, darkness] absolute s. a s. in which there is no… … Medical dictionary
fortification of vauban — Also known as fortification figure, fortification spectrum, flittering scotoma, geometrical spectrum, herringbone, Norman arch, scintillating scotoma, telehopsia, and teichopsia. The introduction of the eponym fortification of Vauban stems… … Dictionary of Hallucinations