- moving scotoma
- A term used to denote a scotoma (i.e. an area of loss or impairment of vision) that moves across the field of vision. A well-known example is the *fortificating spectrum or * scintillating sco-toma preceding a migraine attack. The term moving scotoma is used in opposition to the term * stationary scotoma.ReferencesSacks, O. (1992). Migraine. Revised and expanded. New York, NY: Vintage Books.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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stationary scotoma — A term used to denote a scotoma (i.e. an area of loss or impairment of vision) that does not move across the field of vision. The term is used in opposition to the term * moving scotoma. References Sacks, O. (1992). Migraine. Revised and … Dictionary of Hallucinations
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