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Balint's syndrome

Balint's syndrome: Introduction

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.

Symptoms of Balint's syndrome

  • Optic ataxia
  • Disturbed visual attention
  • Inability to see more than one object at a time
  • Inability to move gaze to objects of interest
  • Difficulty using visual information to coordinate hand movement
  • more symptoms...»

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Causes of Balint's syndrome

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Balint's syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Balint's syndrome

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ( more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

Balint's syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Balint's syndrome: Rare Types

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Balint's syndrome: Animations

Prognosis for Balint's syndrome

Prognosis for Balint's syndrome: symptoms are often transient and not problematic with periods of remission and relapse

Balint's syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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More information about Balint's syndrome

  1. Balint's syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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