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Glossary for Visual field defects

Medical terms related to Visual field defects or mentioned in this section include:

  • Achromatopsia: Patients who have achromatopsia (sometimes called achromatopia) do not have normal "cone vision.". Although the term may refer to acquired disorders such as color agnosia and cerebral achromatopsia, it typically refers to an autosomal recessive congenital color vision disorder, the inability to perceive color AND to achieve satisfactory visual acuity at high light levels (typically exterior daylight).
  • Age-related macular degeneration: Deterioration of the central field of vision.
  • Blood vessel conditions: Conditions that affect the blood vessels
  • Chorioretinitis: Inflammation of the choroids and retina of the eye. It can be caused by various pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungus or protozoa. Other noninfectious diseases such as sarcoidosis can cause abnormal deposits in the eye which can also result in inflammation.
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Glaucoma: A condition which affects the eye and characterized by an increase in the intraocular pressure
  • Gradual onset of visual field defects: Gradual onset of visual field defects refers to the slow development of abnormalities in the visual field or area that is seen by the eyes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hemianopia: Where there is defective vision in half of the visual field of one or both eyes
  • Impaired vision: Reduced or degraded vision.
  • Lymphoma, Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue: Malignancies that occur in the lymphoid tissue found in mucosal linings (MALT) e.g. gastrointestinal tract, skin and lungs. Symptoms may vary considerably depending on which organs are involved but usually the stomach is involved. A significant portion of patients suffering from MALTomas also have autoimmune diseases.
  • Macular hole: A hole in the eye's macula that affects the retina.
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nutritional deficiency: Any deficiency of the nutrients that are required to sustain human life
  • Optic neuritis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve
  • Optic neuropathy, anterior ischemic: Impaired vision due to optic nerve damage caused by problems with the blood supply to the nerve. The non-arteritic form is caused by and interrupted blood supply to the optic disk. Usually one eye is affected first and maybe eventually be followed by the other. Often only part of the visual field is affected.
  • Pituitary cancer, childhood: Cancer (malignant) of the pituitary gland in children. The pituitary gland produces various hormones and some pituitary tumors (functioning tumors) can affect the secretion of one or more of these hormones resulting in a range of symptoms depending on the exact location of the tumor. Some pituitary tumors do not affect hormone production (nonfunctioning tumors).
  • Pituitary tumors, adult: A benign or cancer tumor that develops in the tissue of the pituitary gland in adults. The pituitary gland produces various hormones and some pituitary tumors (functioning tumors) can affect the secretion of one or more of these hormones resulting in a range of symptoms depending on the exact location of the tumor. Some pituitary tumors do not affect hormone production (nonfunctioning tumors).
  • Retina Conditions: Any condition that affects the retina of the eye
  • Retinitis pigmentosa: A hereditary group of diseases that cause progressive loss of retinal function
  • Rollet syndrome: A rare disorder involving damage to a part of the eye orbit resulting in eye problems and skin sensation abnormalities involving the forehead, temples and top of the head.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Tumor: Abnormal tissue growth which may be malignant or benign.
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection: A tear that develops in the vertebral artery and tends to result in a stroke. It is the most common cause of stroke in young people. Vertebral artery dissections can be caused by trauma to the neck, manipulation of the spine (chiropractics), high blood pressure or even blowing the nose in some cases.
  • Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.
  • Vision distortion: Distortions or changes to vision
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision
  • Visual problems: Any problems which might occur that affect ones vision

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Visual field defects:

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