macropsia


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macropsia

[ma′kräp·sē·ə]
(medicine)
A disturbance of vision in which objects seem larger than they are. Also known as megalopia.
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These symptoms were also associated with either visual illusions, including dysmetropsia, namely, macropsia and micropsia (objects or other people appearing bigger or smaller) and telopsia and pelopsia (objects or other people appearing respectively further or nearer), or disorders of consciousness, as feelings of derealization, depersonalization, somatopsychic duality (i.e., the idea to be split in two, more often vertically in the middle), and alteration in judgment of time.
In our opinion, simple illusions like macropsia or micropsia, metamorphopsia, illumination, colour or clarity, dysmorphopsia, plagiopsia, and achromatopsia may be explained by the loss of balance of this longitudinal temporooccipital network.
Zolpidem-induced macropsia has been reported in women with anorexia.7 The protein-binding capacity of zolpidem is approximately 92%, mainly to albumin (66%) and al-acid glycoprotein (56.6%).4 In malnourished patients with anorexia nervosa, hypoalbuminemia is common and, therefore, unbound drug concentration is higher.
In ERM, this process is usually limited to the formation of membranes above the macula that can contract and wrinkle the retina causing patients to complain of visual impairment such as metamorphopsia, micro- or macropsia, blurred vision, and occasionally monocular diplopia [7-9].
Residents of old homes with no severe medical/neurological disorder or malignant diseases like cancer, cardiac diseases, renal failure, COPD, diabetes, Asthma, HIV or psychiatric conditions, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, brain tumor, dementia, macropsia, head injury etc.
Happiness expands the attuned space; things are felt as aggrandized (which is quite different from macropsia).
You can also develop Macropsia, where objects appear bigger than they really are.