- The term scieropia comes from the Greek words skieros (shady) and opsis (seeing). It translates as 'shady sight' or 'shady eye'. The term is used to denote a visual symptom in which perceived objects and stimuli lack their usual brightness and thus appear to be in a shadow. Contrary to " scierneuropsia, scieropia is not conceptualized as necessarily psychogenic in nature. Phe-nomenologically, scieropia shows certain similarities to scierneuropsia, "hemeralopia, and " achromatopsia. It should not be confused with " obscuration.ReferencesMartin, P.A. (1960). On scierneuropsia - A previously unnamed psychogenic visual disturbance. Journal ofthe American Psychoanalytic Association, 8, 71-81.
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