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Riddoch's syndrome I

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Visual disorientation in homonymous half-fields without loss of stereoscopic vision.

Description

Visual disorientation in homonymous half-fields without loss of stereoscopic vision. Ability to fix gaze on an object and to maintain it on contralateral side, but less so on affected side. Pupillary and convergence reflexes normal. The patient is unaware of the defect as there is little or no disturbance of central vision.

Bibliography

  • G. Riddoch:
    Dissociation of visual perception due to occipital injuries, with special reference to the appreciation of movement.
    Brain, Oxford, 1917, 40: 15-57. Visual disorientation in homonymous half fields.
    Brain, Oxford, 1935, 58: 376-382.

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