Homonymous Visual Field Defects

  • Karolína Skorkovská

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Marek Joukal
    Pages 1-16
  3. Petr Marsalek, Marek Hajný, Martin Vokurka
    Pages 17-29
  4. Ondřej Volný, Michal Haršány, Robert Mikulík
    Pages 31-41
  5. Eleni Papageorgiou, Evangeli Tsironi-Malizou
    Pages 43-64
  6. Eleni Papageorgiou, Evangeli Tsironi-Malizou
    Pages 65-94
  7. Njoud Aldusary, Birgit Hartog-Keisker, Spyros Kollias
    Pages 95-106
  8. Karolína Skorkovská, Barbara Wilhelm, Helmut Wilhelm
    Pages 107-119
  9. Enkelejda Kasneci, Gregor Hardiess
    Pages 135-144
  10. Martin Pail, Sabina Goldemundová, Karolína Skorkovská, Milan Brázdil
    Pages 145-160
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book


This book provides a concise and up-to-date overview on homonymous visual field defects, with the focus especially on homonymous hemianopia. All aspects of the subject are covered, from anatomy and pathophysiology to diagnosis and management. Emphasis is placed on practical issues and major advances in ophthalmology, neurology, imaging techniques, and psychology. Rehabilitation strategies are described, and methods supporting compensation strategies are recommended. A separate chapter considers driving with homonymous hemianopia, which represents one of the critical issues in traffic ophthalmology.

Homonymous Visual Field Defects will be of particular value to ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroscientists. It will be an invaluable asset in diagnostic and treatment decision making in patients with such defects, which occur primarily as a result of stroke, trauma, or tumor, cause reading and orientation disorders, and are the most frequent type of visual field deficit after acquired unilateral postchiasmal brain damage.


Cerebrovascular damage Driving Homonymous hemianopia Quadrantanopia Vision rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Karolína Skorkovská
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology and OptometrySt. Anne’s University HospitalBrnoCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52282-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52284-5
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