Event Title

A Case Report and Review of Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Start Date

12-2-2010 12:00 AM

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Objective. This poster aims to assess the ophthalmic manifestations of PCA, neurologic findings that aid in the diagnosis of PCA, and suggested methods to improve the quality of life for patients. Background. A 61 year old female presented to the Lighthouse with a previous diagnosis of Benson’s Syndrome, also known as posterior cortical atrophy. She noted visual disturbances that affected all areas of her life. Methods. A comprehensive eye examination was performed. Results. Patient demonstrated an inability to read or fixate on more than one small object at a time despite normal ocular health. The patient behaves as though she is blind, although she can intermittently resolve small details. Conclusion. The patient was given a typoscope in order to aid with signing her name. Patient was referred to the traumatic brain injury eye clinic at Nova, awaiting follow-up at this time. NovaVision’s Vision Restoration Therapy was recommended, currently awaiting approval.

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A Case Report and Review of Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Objective. This poster aims to assess the ophthalmic manifestations of PCA, neurologic findings that aid in the diagnosis of PCA, and suggested methods to improve the quality of life for patients. Background. A 61 year old female presented to the Lighthouse with a previous diagnosis of Benson’s Syndrome, also known as posterior cortical atrophy. She noted visual disturbances that affected all areas of her life. Methods. A comprehensive eye examination was performed. Results. Patient demonstrated an inability to read or fixate on more than one small object at a time despite normal ocular health. The patient behaves as though she is blind, although she can intermittently resolve small details. Conclusion. The patient was given a typoscope in order to aid with signing her name. Patient was referred to the traumatic brain injury eye clinic at Nova, awaiting follow-up at this time. NovaVision’s Vision Restoration Therapy was recommended, currently awaiting approval.