Cortical Blindness (Anton Syndrome)

Total loss of vision in all or part of the visual field due to bilateral OCCIPITAL LOBE (i.e., VISUAL CORTEX) damage or dysfunction. Anton syndrome is characterized by the psychic denial of true, organic cortical blindness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p460)
Also Known As:
Anton Syndrome; Syndrome, Anton; Blindness, Cortical; Anton's Syndrome; Anton-Babinski Syndrome; Blindness, Cortical, Post-Ictal; Blindness, Cortical, Transient; Reversible Cortical Blindness; Transient Anton's Syndrome; Anton Babinski Syndrome; Anton's Syndrome, Transient; Antons Syndrome; Blindness, Reversible Cortical; Blindnesses, Reversible Cortical; Cortical Blindness, Reversible; Cortical Blindnesses, Reversible; Reversible Cortical Blindnesses; Syndrome, Anton's; Syndrome, Anton-Babinski; Syndrome, Transient Anton's; Transient Anton Syndrome; Transient Antons Syndrome; Psychic Denial of Blindness
Networked: 169 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 6 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

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2. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
3. Seizures (Seizure)
4. Coma (Comas)
5. Neurofibromatoses (Neurofibromatosis)


1. Hamilton, Trevor: 2 articles (07/2007 - 10/2004)
2. Yin, Ruihua: 2 articles (07/2007 - 10/2004)
3. Magee, Laura A: 2 articles (07/2007 - 10/2004)
4. Lee, Shoo K: 2 articles (07/2007 - 10/2004)
5. von Dadelszen, Peter: 2 articles (07/2007 - 10/2004)
6. Foroozan, Rod: 2 articles (05/2005 - 05/2004)
7. Celeghin, Alessia: 1 article (11/2015)
8. Tamietto, Marco: 1 article (11/2015)
9. de Gelder, Beatrice: 1 article (11/2015)
10. Büyükcam, Fatih: 1 article (06/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Cortical Blindness:
1. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Carbon MonoxideIBA
3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
4. Contrast MediaIBA
5. SilverIBA
6. iobitridolIBA
7. Retinaldehyde (Retinal)IBA
8. Cisplatin (Platino)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Tacrolimus (Prograf)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Vincristine (Oncovin)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Transplants (Transplant)
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
03/01/1990 - "Cortical blindness during chemotherapy: clinical, CT, and MR correlations."
01/01/1981 - "Three children with malignancies developed severe neurotoxicity, including transient cortical blindness, following chemotherapy regimens. "
08/01/2006 - "Transient cortical blindness during chemotherapy (PVB) for ovarian germ cell tumor."
07/01/1992 - "VEPs in pediatric patients have the following main purposes: (1) detecting lesions causing dysfunction of the sensory visual pathways (the VEP is a sensitive indicator of subclinical lesions and can be used to differentiate visual impairment from visual inattention in young infants); (2) confirming functional loss when disorders of the visual system are present; (3) quantifying visual impairment in patients with known visual disorders, accomplished either empirically by noting the severity of the VEP abnormality to flash and pattern stimuli or by visual acuity estimation studies (early quantification of vision loss allows referral to early intervention programs, which can ameliorate the long-term consequences of the disability); (4) monitoring patients who are at risk for visual complications either from diseases (such as hydrocephalus or neurofibromatosis) or as a complication of therapeutic intervention (e.g., neurosurgery, chemotherapy) to help detect and avoid long-term sequelae of such therapies on the developing nervous system; (5) establishing prognosis for visual and systemic recovery based on flash VEPs for specific pediatric disorders including perinatal asphyxia in full-term neonates, acute-onset cortical blindness, and, to a fair extent, in comatose children; and (6) in some cases, contributing to the differential diagnosis. "
08/01/1992 - "Cortical blindness was diagnosed in a 67 year old woman with leiomyosarcoma of the large bowel, treated by vincristine-containing chemotherapy. "
3. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
4. Phototherapy (Light Therapy)
5. Catheters