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

Blindness in the temporal half of the visual field in each eye.
See also: hemianopia
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Lesions of the optic chiasm can produce a variety of visual field defects including bitemporal hemianopia, junctional scotoma (anterior chiasmal defect), quadrantanopia and bitemporal, or unilateral temporal scotoma depending on the site and extent of the lesion.
'Heteronymous' hemianopia refers to opposite halves for each eye as in bitemporal hemianopia. 'Homonymous' defects affect the same side for each eye, characteristic of retrochiasmal lesions.
A suspected bitemporal hemianopia needs urgent same day referral as the sooner the cause is identified the greater the chance of any visual recovery.