Definition of Flittering scotoma

1. Noun. A localized area of diminished vision edged by shimmering colored lights; in many people it indicates the onset of migraine.

Exact synonyms: Scintillating Scotoma
Generic synonyms: Scotoma



Medical Definition of Flittering scotoma

1. A localised area of blindness edged by brilliantly coloured shimmering lights (teichopsia); usually a prodromal symptom of migraine. See: fortification spectrum. Synonym: flittering scotoma. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flittering Scotoma

flitches
flitching
flite
flited
flites
fliting
flits
flitt
flitted
flitten
flitter
flitter-mice
flitter-mouse
flittered
flittering
flittering scotoma (current term)
flitterjigs
flittermice
flittermouse
flittern
flitterns
flitters
flittery
flittiness
flitting
flittingly
flittings
fliver
flivver

Literary usage of Flittering scotoma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"Attacks of headache without disturbances of sight are more common than flittering scotoma without headache. The disordered vision is always an early ..."

2. Diseases of the Eye. by Edward Nettleship, William Thomson (1890)
"... or even solely manifested, by temporary disorder of sight. This generally takes the form of a flickering cloud, " flittering scotoma ..."

3. The Diagnostics of internal medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"Migraine may be preceded by scotomata resembling a cloud, the edges of which are brilliantly lighted or coloured, the " flittering scotoma " of German ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells (1883)
"... and, 2d, transient attacks of half-sided blindness without organic lesion, and called am:um»is partialis fugax, or flittering scotoma. ..."

5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1902)
"flittering scotoma is never seen. Abortive attacks consisting only of migraine may occur, but they are always on the same side, and never vary from one side ..."

6. General Paresis by Emil Kraepelin (1913)
"More frequently we see episodes of migraine which are shown in unilateral headache and flittering scotoma and which often constitute the introductory ..."

7. Syphilis; a Treatise for Practitioners by Edward Loughborough Keyes (1908)
"The symptoms of optic neuritis: viz., amblyopia, blindness, flittering scotoma, and hemianopsia, may or may not be due to lesions visible through the ..."

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