Hemifield slide phenomenon in a patient with bitemporal hemianopia

Authors

  • Tak-chuen Ko Department of Ophthalmology, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  • Patrick KW Wu Department of Ophthalmology, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  • Bonny KK Lo Department of Ophthalmology, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

Pituitary tumor is by far the most common perichiasmal tumor. It can compress the chiasm resulting in visual field defect, classically bitemporal hemianopia. A dense bitemporal hemianopic scotoma can cause hemifield slide phenomenon. This brief report describes a patient with this phenomenon resulting in nonparetic diplopia. With orthoptic training, double vision was successfully eliminated; single vision was restored with a nearly full binocular field.

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Published

1999-12-01

How to Cite

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Ko T- chuen, Wu PK, Lo BK. Hemifield slide phenomenon in a patient with bitemporal hemianopia. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 1999Dec.1 [cited 2021Oct.27];3(1):48-50. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/152

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Brief Report