Psychogenic Blindness: A Rare Presentation

Authors

  • A Dutta Lecturer, Manmohan Memorial Medical College, Kathmandu
  • R Poudel Consultant Neurologist, The Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu
  • LJ Thapa Consultant Neurologist, COMS, Bharatpur, Chitwam
  • B Pokhrel Resident,COMS, Bharatpur, Chitwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v2i2.9729

Keywords:

Dissociation, Blindness, Non organic

Abstract

Psychogenic blindness is a type of dissociative sensory loss which is characterized by unilateral or bilateral loss of vision/poor vision in the absence of any organic cause. We present a case of psychogenic blindness in a 21 years old female, 32 weeks primigravida who had presented with both eye complete loss of vision of 6 days duration. On admission , ophthalmological and neurological examination revealed no abnormality of visual pathways . Psychoeducation and reaasurance lead to complete visual recovery after 12 hrs of first psychiatric intervention.  

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v2i2.9729

J Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal Vol.2, No.2, 2013 49-51

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Published

2014-01-29

How to Cite

Dutta, A., Poudel, R., Thapa, L., & Pokhrel, B. (2014). Psychogenic Blindness: A Rare Presentation. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 2(2), 49–51. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v2i2.9729

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Case Report