bitemporal hemianopia


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Related to bitemporal hemianopia: binasal hemianopia, Homonymous hemianopia

bi·tem·po·ral hem·i·a·nop·i·a

blindness in the temporal field of vision of both eyes.

bitemporal hemianopia

Etymology: L, bis, twice, tempora, temples; Gk, hemi, half, opsis, vision
a loss of the temporal half of the vision in each eye, usually resulting from a lesion in the chiasmal area such as a pituitary tumor.

bitemporal hemianopia

Blindness in the temporal half of the visual field in each eye.
See also: hemianopia
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A bitemporal hemianopia which respects the vertical meridian that is predominantly superior strongly suggest compression from beneath, for example a pituitary adenoma whilst one biased infeiiii suggests a craniopharyngioma, exerting force from above.
A suspected bitemporal hemianopia needs urgent same day referral as the sooner the cause is identified the greater the chance of any visual recovery.
d) In a child, an inferior bitemporal hemianopia suggests craniopharyngioma.