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CASE REPORT
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
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_807_19

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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.


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