Anton’s Syndrome in Occipital Lobe Infarction
Keywords:Anton’s syndrome, Occipital lobe infarct, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension.
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.