Anton syndrome


Anton syndrome: Visual anosognosia or Anton-Babinski syndrome is a rare neurological condition related to cortical blindness. The patients deny their blindness and affirm adamantly that they are capable of seeing.


  • 1899 – Gabriel Anton
  • 1914 – Joseph Babinski

Associated Persons

Alternative names

  • Anton-Babinski syndrome
  • Anton’s syndrome
  • Anosognosie
  • Visual anosognosia


  • Did they first describe or popularise or plagiarise?


  • Anton G. Über die Selbstwahrnehmung der Herderkrankungen des Gehirns durch den Kranken bei Rindenblindheit und Rindentaubheit. Arch Psychiatrie Nervenkrankh. 1899; 32: 86–127.
  • Babinski J. Contribution a l’étude des troubles mentaux dans l’hémiplégie organique (anosognosie) Revue Neurologique. 1914; 27: 845–848.
  • Babinski J. Anosognosie. Revue Neurologique, 1918, 31: 365-367.
  • Babinski J. Un nouveau cas d’anosognosie. Revue Neurologique, 1924, 40: 638-640.
  • Maddula M, Lutton S, Keegan B. Anton’s syndrome due to cerebrovascular disease: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2009; 3: 9028.
  • Chen JJ, Chang HF, Hsu YC, Chen DL. Anton-Babinski syndrome in an old patient: a case report and literature review. Psychogeriatrics. 2015 Mar;15(1):58-61

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