Scotoma

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

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

For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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