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Homonymous Hemianopia

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0009

Series: What Do I Do Now

Homonymous Hemianopia

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Homonymous hemianopia is caused by lesions involving the retrochiasmal visual pathways or primary visual cortex. The most common cause of homonymous hemianopia is stroke. We discuss the approach to the patient with homonymous hemianopia, with specific reference to prognosis, implications for driving, and rehabilitation.

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Subjects: Neurology

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