Walsh & Hoyt: Lesions of the Occipital Lobe and Visual Cortex

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Identifier wh_ch12_p539
Title Walsh & Hoyt: Lesions of the Occipital Lobe and Visual Cortex
Subject Optic Nerve Diseases; Chiasmal Disorders; Retrochiasmal Disorders; Visual Cortex Lesions; Optical Lobe Lesions
Creator Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD. Chair of Ophthalmology, McGill University
Description In many cases the most posterior visual radiation and visual cortex are affected together. Most lesions in the occipital lobe are vascular or traumatic in origin, with tumor, abscess, demyelination, and toxic disorders of white matter occurring less frequently. Cole, a neurologist, has written a first-person account of his experience as a patient with an occipital stroke, which includes some of the symptomatology described below. Unilateral lesions of the posterior occipital lobe. Unilateral lesions of the anterior occipital lobe. Bilateral effects of unilateral occipital lobe lesions. Macular sparing. Bilateral occipital lobe lesions. Cortical (cerebral) blindness. Visual-evoked responses in cortical blindness. Optokinetic nystagmus in cortical blindness. Cortical blindness with denial of blindness (Anton's syndrome). Other visual features of occipital lobe damage. Lesions of the striate cortex without defects in the visual field. Lesions of the extrastrate cortex with defects in the visual field. Cortical visual loss with normal neuroimaging. Dissociation of visual perception. Nonvisual symptoms and signs of occipital lobe disease.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2005
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Relation is Part of Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL): Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition
Rights Management Copyright 2012. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s65f21cn
Setname ehsl_novel_novel
Date Created 2012-06-05
Date Modified 2012-06-29
ID 186470
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65f21cn
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