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Damage to the visual pathway of the brain can occur due to a variety of medical reasons, including a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, tumors in the brain or infections such as meningitis. In some cases of visual field loss, the damage occurred to the brain while the child was in the mother’s womb. The amount of loss a person experiences in his or her field of vision depends on what exact part of the brain’s visual pathway was affected.

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