Anton's syndrome

Anton's syndrome

Etymology: Gabriel Anton, German neuropsychiatrist, 1858-1933
a form of anosognosia in which a person with partial or total blindness denies being visually impaired, despite medical evidence to the contrary. The patient typically contrives excuses for the inability to see, such as suggesting that the light is inadequate.
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She suffered brain damage and has been left permanently blind but, because of a rare condition known as Anton's Syndrome, she is convinced she can see.
A further, particularly revealing instance of mindsight, as neuropsychiatrists know the phenomenon, is found in the so-called Anton's syndrome, that is, the denial of one's own cortical blindness.
She had been left with brain damage and had Anton's Syndrome, a condition where although she was blind she was convinced that she could see.