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. 2018 Nov;93(11):555-557.
doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 May 30.

Anton-Babinski Syndrome, Case Report

[Article in English, Spanish]
Case Reports

Anton-Babinski Syndrome, Case Report

[Article in English, Spanish]
A Martín Juan et al. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. .


Clinical case: A 22 year-old woman complained about blurred vision after an episode of recovered cardiorespiratory arrest. She had bilateral low visual acuity («count fingers») and no ophthalmological or visual pathways changes. She also had an apparent lack of awareness of the deficit. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed ischaemic changes in both occipital lobes. As a result, she was diagnosed with Anton-Babinski syndrome.

Discussion: This is a rare disease that should be suspected in strange or poorly congruent visual loss. It is usually due to an ischaemic injury in this region of brain, manifesting itself with low vision not perceived by the patient (visual confabulation). It can simulate a non-organic visual loss or psychiatric disease.

Keywords: Agudeza visual; Blindness; Ceguera; Neurology; Neurología; Oftalmología; Ophthalmology; Visual acuity.

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