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Balint's syndrome: A rare eye disorder characterized by difficulties with visual perception which stems from damage to a part of the brain. Essentially, the patient is unable to see more than one object at a time irrespective of the size of the object. For example, if gazing at a dot inside a circle, the patient will see either the dot or the circle but not both. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Balint's syndrome is available below.
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Prognosis for Balint's syndrome: symptoms are often transient and not problematic with periods of remission and relapse
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