hemianopia

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Related to Bitemporal hemianopia: binasal hemianopia, Homonymous hemianopia

hemianopia

(ˌhɛmɪænˈəʊpɪə)
n
(Pathology) loss of vision in either the whole left or the whole right half of the field of vision. Also called: hemianopsia or hemiopia
[C19: from hemi- + an- + Greek opsis sight]
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Noun1.hemianopia - blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyeshemianopia - blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyes
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
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More rarely, hemianopia can affect one-quarter of the vision in each eye (referred to as quadrantanopia), or cause a complete loss of peripheral vision in both eyes (bitemporal hemianopia, also known as tunnel vision).
Chiasmal compression typically leads to bitemporal hemianopia, (18) and post-chiasmal compression generally leads to homonymous hemianopia.
(2) It is a slow growing tumor which usually results in a bitemporal hemianopia due to compression of optic chiasma.