CORTICAL BLINDNESS

the absence of vision capabilities while retaining normal pupillary reactions as a result of total demolition of the striate cortex or optic radiations. Commonly referred to as cerebral blindness, it stems from strokes in most cases, but can also stem from physical damage or hypoxia. There are a variety of more causes in youths, such as meningitis, hydrocephalus, and more.

CORTICAL BLINDNESS: "Jenna's mother suffered cortical blindness as a result of her aneurysm."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORTICAL BLINDNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cortical-blindness/ (accessed July 6, 2020).
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