Functional monocular temporal hemianopsia

Am J Ophthalmol. 1986 Feb 15;101(2):226-31. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90600-8.


Four patients, two men 25 and 43 years old and two women 20 and 40 years old, had complete monocular temporal hemianopsias, suggesting that it may be a more common functional deficit than has been recognized. The initial symptoms were visual loss and headache, and eye pain also occurred. Correct diagnosis is possible if the absence of a relative afferent pupillary defect and the persistence of a hemianopsia on binocular testing are demonstrated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blindness / diagnosis*
  • Blindness / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Hemianopsia / diagnosis*
  • Hemianopsia / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Visual Fields