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Hemianopsia

Summary of Hemianopsia
Hemianopsia, or hemianopia, is a decreased vision or blindness in half the visual field, usually on one side of the vertical midline. The most common causes of this damage are stroke, brain tumor, and trauma.

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Eye disorders
Ear disorders
Vestibular disorders
Nasal and nasopharyngeal disorders
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal disorders
Laryngeal disorders
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Pituitary adenomas typically cause (bilateral/unilateral) hemianopsia.

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A 52-year-old woman comes to the urgent care clinic because of acute vision loss. She has difficulty seeing to the right in both eyes, and woke up with a headache this morning. She is currently prescribed atorvastatin, aspirin, lisinopril, and metoprolol, which she takes "when [I] feel [I] need it". Physical exam shows an obese woman with a right visual field defect bilaterally. The patient is afebrile, though mildly tachycardic and tachypneic. Which of the following is the most likely etiology of her hemianopsia?

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