- The term pelopsia comes from the Greek words pelorios (peculiarly large) and opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a visual distortion in which stationary objects appear to be closer than they are. Pelopsia is classified either as a *metamorphopsia or as a * dysmetropsia. The term is used in opposition to * telopsia. Pelopsia should not be confused with * macropsia, in which objects are perceived as disproportionally large, but not necessarily as closer by.ReferencesEy, H. (2004). Traité des hallucinations. Tome 1. Paris: Claude Tchou pour la Bibliothèque des Introuvables.
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