Anton syndrome, with vivid visual hallucinations, associated with radiation induced leucoencephalopathy
Type of Spiritual Experience
Anton syndrome is mostly seen following a stroke, but may also be seen after head injury. Neurologist Macdonald Critchley describes it thus:
The sudden development of bilateral occipital dysfunction is likely to produce transient physical and psychical effects in which mental confusion may be prominent. It may be some days before the relatives, or the nursing staff, stumble onto the fact that the patient has actually become sightless. This is not only because the patient ordinarily does not volunteer the information that they have become blind, but he furthermore misleads his entourage by behaving and talking as though they were sighted. Attention is aroused however when the patient is found to collide with pieces of furniture, to fall over objects, and to experience difficulty in finding his way around. They may try to walk through a wall or through a closed door on his way from one room to another. Suspicion is still further alerted when they begin to describe people and objects around them which, as a matter of fact, are not there at all.
Could be a hallucination, could be a vision could even be out of body
A description of the experience
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Aug;80(8):937-8. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2008.151118. Epub 2009 Mar 26.
Anton syndrome, with vivid visual hallucinations, associated with radiation induced leucoencephalopathy.
Kartsounis LD, James-Galton M, Plant GT.
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Anton Syndrome as a Result of MS Exacerbation
Nina Kim 1 , Deepti Anbarasan 1 , Jonathan Howard 1 ; 1 Department of Neurology (NK, DA), New York University School of Medicine; and Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center (JH), NYU Langone Medical Center, New York.