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Acute Persistent Visual Loss: Psychogenic Disturbance

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What causes it?
Anxiety, depression, hypochondriasis, conversion, and malingering. Any form of vision loss can be psychogenic—one eye, both eyes, hemianopias, quadrantanopias, you name it! Of course, you must try to exclude organic causes, but that can take great skill—and patience!

What to do?
Refer to someone who has the expertise and patience to sort out organic from psychogenic visual disturbances!

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