visualfielddeficits - I have a question about a figure in...

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I have a question about a figure in the book and it has to do with the visual field deficits. It is the figure 12.6, page 296 in our textbook or figure 3, page 141 in your class notes book. I am not understanding why blindness occurs where it does in the figure. For example, in part C of the figure, there is a lesion in the right optic tract. That would mean that the temporal retina optic nerve in the right eye and the nasal retina optic nerve in the left eye is cut. Thus, there would be a loss of sight in the left visual field. The part that I do not understand is, why is there blindness in the temporal visual field of the left eye and the nasal visual field of the right eye. There is something I am not getting here and I cant figure it out. Thompson: I think you are thinking entirely correctly. I think your problem is understanding what the drawings to the right in the diagram represent. They show you the left eye visual field (or if you wish, the visual field seen through the left eye) and the right eye visual
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