Bilateral homonymous hemianopsia with preservation of central vision

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Bilateral homonymous hemianopsia or cortical blindness is a relatively rare condition, but one that has been well documented in the literature. The most frequent cause of such a phenomenon is occlusion of the vessels supplying both occipital lobes. The literature, however, contains many reports of blindness due to ventriculography, vertebral angiography, trauma, shock, air embolism, and anoxia. The bilateral homonymous defects may be varied in the extent and portion of the field of vision implicated. Bilateral homonymous hemianopsia with sparing of central vision (BHHS) is uncommon. In this paper 2 cases of BHHS are described and the visual and neurologic phenomena are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-485
Number of pages6
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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