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Diseases » Hemianopia » Glossary
 

Glossary for Hemianopia

  • Aneurysm: Dangerous ballooning of a weakened area of an artery
  • Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Brain damage: Damage to the brain from various causes
  • Brain infection: Infection of the brain including encephalitis
  • Brushfield-Wyatt syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental deficiency, weakness on one side of the body and large port-wine stains that cover about a third of the skin's total surface. This condition may be a variant of another condition called Sturge-Weber syndrome.
  • Cerebrovascular accident: Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and results in cell injury and death.
  • Empty sella syndrome -- acquired: A disorder where the bony structure surrounding the pituitary gland (sella) appears to be empty except for the cerebrospinal fluid - often results from radiation, surgery or injury which causes the pituitary gland to shrink.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Hemianopsia: A condition which is characterized by the loss of vision in one half of the visual field
  • Hemimegalencephaly: A very rare disorder where one side of the brain is bigger than the other.
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • MoyaMoya disease 1: A very rare disorder involving progressive blocked arteries at the base of the brain (basal ganglia). Type 1 is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 3p26-p24.2.
  • MoyaMoya disease 2: A very rare disorder involving progressive blocked arteries at the base of the brain (basal ganglia). Type 2 is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 17q25.
  • MoyaMoya disease 3: A very rare disorder involving progressive blocked arteries at the base of the brain (basal ganglia). Type 3 is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 8q23.
  • Moyamoya Syndrome: A very rare disorder involving progressive blocked arteries at the base of the brain (basal ganglia).
  • Optic nerve disorder: Any condition which impairs the function of the optic nerve. Examples of such conditions includes glaucoma, optic nerve inflammation and impaired blood supply to the optic nerve.
  • Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
  • Rasmussen subacute encephalitis: A very rare progressive brain disease possibly caused by immune system problems. Symptoms become progressively worse and then the condition often stabilizes with a long life possible despite permanent neurological damage.
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision
  • Visual impairment: A condition that affects ones vision

 

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