Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 1958
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 254-256

Simultanagnosia as a cause of visual disturbance following Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): A case report

1 The David Brown Children's Eye Care Centre, Child Sight Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Vision Science, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
3 Department of Paediatric Neuro-Radiology Consultant Radiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Niranjan K Pehere
The David Brown Children's Eye Care Centre, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Kode Venkatadri Chowdary Campus, Tadigadapa, Vijayawada - 521 137, Andhra Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_807_19

Rights and Permissions

Simultanagnosia resulting from dorsal stream dysfunction is an under recognized condition. In this case report we describe the case of a young woman who developed posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), and who recovered visual acuities of 20/20 in each eye, along with normal visual fields and contrast sensitivities, yet experienced persistent symptoms of perceptual dysfunction. Detailed and systematic history taking revealed consistent visual difficulties typical of dorsal stream dysfunction. After a detailed explanation of her symptomatology and training in a range of strategies to cope, the patient experienced a great improvement in her day-to-day functioning.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded75    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal