A scotoma is a small area of abnormally less sensitive or absent vision surrounded by normal sight.
There are two forms of scotoma:
- Absolute scotoma - in which there is no vision.
- Relative scotoma - in which vision is decreased, but present to some extent.
More about Ophthalmology:
This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
Other related pages include
- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system
For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.