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Synonym(s) - Scotoma, Arcuate - Scotoma, Bjerrum - Scotoma, Central - Scotoma, Altitudinal - Scotoma, Paracecal

Definition: A localized defect in the visual field bordered by an area of normal vision. This occurs with a variety of EYE DISEASES (e.g., RETINAL DISEASES and GLAUCOMA); OPTIC NERVE DISEASES, and other conditions.

Broader term(s)

  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neurologic Manifestations
  • Sensation Disorders
  • Vision Disorders
  • Scotoma


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