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Disorders of Higher Visual Function

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

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0010

Series: What Do I Do Now

Disorders of Higher Visual Function

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A disorder of higher visual function should be considered when visual complaints are out of proportion to examination findings. Such disorders can remain undiagnosed until other cognitive deficits develop. In this chapter, we review common disorders of higher visual function, with specific reference to the visual (posterior) variant of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Subjects: Neurology

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