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Scotoma

A scotoma is an area of lost or depressed vision within the visual field. It can have physiological causes (‘blind spot’) or pathological causes such as damage to the retina, disruptions of visual pathways or a cataract.

 

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Scotoma – lost vision in the field of view1
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OPTIK-AKADEMIE