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Palinopsia
  1. Sarah Schimansky1,
  2. Luke Bennetto2,3,
  3. Rhys Harrison1
  1. 1Emergency Department, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Neurology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Neurology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Schimansky, Emergency Department, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol BS1 2LX, UK; sarah.schimansky{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Palinopsia is an uncommon but important neuro-ophthalmic condition. It can present with a range of visual phenomena and may be misdiagnosed as migraine or a functional disorder. The list of possible causes is long and includes structural cerebral lesions. We present a clinical case to illustrate the condition before reviewing different palinoptic subtypes and discussing how these may help clinicians to narrow the differential diagnosis.

  • NEUROOPHTHALMOLOGY
  • OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • NEUROANATOMY

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Footnotes

  • Contributors RH was involved in the care of this patient. RH and SS conceived the idea for this article. SS, LB and RH wrote, revised and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Sarah Cooper, Sussex, UK.

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