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.
Copyright © 2018 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.