The term dysplatopsia comes from the Greek words dus (bad), platus (flat), and opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a visual distortion in which objects are perceived as flattened and elongated. Dysplatopsia is associated primarily with " aurae occurring in the context of paroxysmal neurological disorders such as migraine and epilepsy, and with the use of " hallucinogenic substances such as LSD and mescaline. It is commonly classified as a "metamorphopsia, which is itself classified as a " sensory distortion.
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  • metamorphopsia —    The term metamorphopsia comes from the Greek words metamorphoun (to change the form) and opsis (seeing). It translates roughly as seeing an altered form . It is not clear who introduced the term, but it appears in a medical lexicon as early as …   Dictionary of Hallucinations