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Anton syndrome, with vivid visual hallucinations, associated with radiation induced leucoencephalopathy
  1. Luke D Kartsounis (ld{at}kartsounis.fsnet.co.uk)
  1. Essex Neurosciences Centre, United Kingdom
    1. Merle James-Galton
    1. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, United Kingdom
      1. Gordon T Plant
      1. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, United Kingdom

        Abstract

        Unawareness of blindness (Anton syndrome) is a form of anosognosia. In almost all previous case reports, the diagnosis of this syndrome has been made with neither objective quantitative neuropsychological data nor adequate descriptions of the underlying brain pathology1. The confabulated visual experiences in Anton syndrome, have also hardly been referred to, let alone accounted for. We report the case of a cortically blind woman (AST), with relatively well preserved cognitive skills, who was anosognosic for blindness and reported perception of a frequently changing visual experience

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