Anton’s Syndrome in Occipital Lobe Infarction

Doi: 10.36351/pjo.v37i3.1228

  • Khalid Mehmood Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Sabeen Aftab Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Nauman Ismat Butt Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Fahmina Ashfaque Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Aniqa Anser Khan Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
Keywords: Anton’s syndrome, Occipital lobe infarct, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension.

Abstract

Anton's syndrome implies the situation when affected patient contradicts blindness in spite of objective documentation of loss of vision, and often confabulate to assert their bearing. It is an infrequent sequel of cortical blindness affecting both occipital cortex and other cortical centers, while patients genuinely act as if they are sighted. Our case report is of a lady, 55 years old, who presented to us with history of uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension and visual loss as a consequence of occipital lobe infarction bilaterally. In patients with evidence of occipital lobe injury and atypical visual loss, an assessment for cortical blindness and Anton's syndrome must be included. Anton's syndrome is most frequently caused by cerebrovascular disease. Any condition that causes cortical blindness may, however, lead to Anton's syndrome. Improvement in visual function after occipital lobe infarction due to cerebrovascular events is limited. Therefore, the management should be focused on rehabilitation and secondaryprevention.

Keywords:  Anton’s syndrome, Occipital lobe infarct, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension.

Published
2021-05-10
How to Cite
1.
Mehmood K, Aftab S, Butt N, Ashfaque F, Khan A. Anton’s Syndrome in Occipital Lobe Infarction. pjo [Internet]. 10May2021 [cited 30Jul.2021];37(3). Available from: https://pjo.org.pk/index.php/pjo/article/view/1228
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Brief Communication