Characteristic Visual Field Defects of Patients with Occipital Lobe Infarction: Homonymous Hemianopia and Macular Sparing

  • Xiaobin Xie
  • Ning Fan
  • Ningli Wang
Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 2)


Occipital lobe lesions are usually caused by trauma or infarction. The most characteristic visual field defect is symmetrical homonymous hemianopia, which is usually accompanied by macular sparing. This section will discuss the possible pathological mechanism of macular sparing in two cases.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaobin Xie
    • 1
  • Ning Fan
    • 2
  • Ningli Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Eye Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Shenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyBeijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

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