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PHOTOPSIA [1 record]

Record 1 2012-09-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Symptoms (Medicine)
  • Visual Disorders
  • Psychoses
DEF

The sensation of seeing lights, sparks, or colors caused by retinal or cerebral disease.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Symptômes (Médecine)
  • Troubles de la vision
  • Psychoses
DEF

Hallucination visuelle élémentaire à type de cercles irisés ou d’impressions lumineuses, petites taches, éclairs, étincelles, etcetera.

OBS

Elle s’observe assez fréquemment au cours d’affections neurorétiniennes, de choroïdites, décollements de rétine et tumeurs encéphaliques. En psychiatrie, la photopsie se rapproche des zoopsies du delirium tremens.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Síntomas (Medicina)
  • Trastornos de la visión
  • Psicosis
DEF

Sensación luminosa alucinante en forma de chispas o relampagueos, en ausencia de estímulos luminosos y con los ojos cerrados, causada por una afección de la retina, nervio óptico o cerebro.

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