hemimacropsia
   The term hemimacropsia comes from the Greek words hèmi (half), makros (large), and opsis (seeing). It translates roughly as 'seeing objects in half of the visual field as larger'. The term is used to denote a rare disorder of visual perception in which objects within one of the hemifields are perceived as larger than they are. Hemimacropsia is classified as a type of "metamorphopsia, more specifically as a variant of "macropsia. The term is used in opposition to "hemimicropsia.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • hemianoptic hallucination —    see hemianopic hallucination.    References    Park, M. G., Choi, K. D., Kim, J.S., Park, K. P., Kim, D. S., Kim, H. J., Jung, S. (2007). Hemimacropsia after medial temporo occipital infarction. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hemimicropsia —    The term hemimicropsia comes from the Greek words hèmi (half), mikros (small), and opsis (seeing). It translates roughly as seeing objects in one half of the visual field as smaller . The term is used to denote a rare disorder of visual… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • macropsia —    Also known as macropsy, macroptic vision, megalopsia, and megalopia. The term macropsia comes from the Greek words makros (large) and opsis (seeing). It refers to a visual distortion in which objects and stimuli are perceived as… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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