simple metamorphopsia
   The term simple metamorphopsia comes from the Latin adjective simplex (simple) and the Greek words metamorphoun (to change the form) and opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a type of * metamorphopsia (i.e. a visual distortion) that is not accompanied by any alterations in the affective tone of one's experience of the extracorporeal environment. The term simple metamorphopsia is used in opposition to *complicated metamor-phopsia.
   References
   Critchley, M. (1953). The parietal lobes. London: Edward Arnold & Co.
   Willanger, R., Klee, A. (1966). Metamorphop-sia and other visual disturbances with latency occurring in patients with diffuse cerebral lesions. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 42, 1-18.

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