Neuropsychological Aspects in Cortical Blindness due to Cerebral Infarcts

  • Victor M. Rivera
  • G. R. Ravichandran
  • Francisco I. Perez
  • Wini Breitbach
  • Enrique Wulff
  • Francisco Grajeda


Persistent cortical blindness following occipital infarcts is commonly known to clinicians. The term “cortical blindness” describes an inability to see due to lesions in the occipital lobes. In these cases, the ocular globe structures are intact, as are the retina, optic nerves, chiasm and optic fibres. The duration and degree of severity of this disabling neurological deficit is studied in this report.


Basilar Artery Occipital Lobe Homonymous Hemianopsia Cortical Blindness Visual Agnosia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor M. Rivera
    • 1
  • G. R. Ravichandran
    • 2
  • Francisco I. Perez
    • 1
  • Wini Breitbach
    • 1
  • Enrique Wulff
    • 1
  • Francisco Grajeda
    • 3
  1. 1.Houston Neurological CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Texas Research Institute in Mental SciencesHoustonUSA
  3. 3.University of GuadalajaraMexico

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