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November 1938

HOMONYMOUS HEMIANOPIC PARACENTRAL SCOTOMA: Report of a Case

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(5):846-849. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850230154012
Abstract

The purpose of this report is twofold: first, to contribute to the literature one more case of hemianopic paracentral scotoma and, second, to corroborate the reports of previous authors.

In reviewing the literature we found that prior to 1930 only a few cases of this type of defect of the visual field had been reported. In 1907 Wilbrand1 reported 8 cases and described them in detail. In 1908 Posey2 reported 1 case. Stieren3 in 1924 found a hemianopic paracentral scotoma in a patient with an acute facial abscess in whom meningitis later developed, the scotoma appearing after development of the meningitis. Newton4 described 1 case in 1936. O. and H. Barkan5 reported 2 cases in 1930, and in 1935 O. Barkan and Boyle6 presented another case. In the last account the authors summarized the clinical findings in cases in which this type of

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