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Use of scanning laser ophthalmoscopy in visual conversion reaction
  1. E Shimamoto,
  2. F Mori,
  3. S Ishiko,
  4. A Takahashi,
  5. N Izumi,
  6. A Yoshida
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to: Fumihiko Mori MD PhD Department of Ophthalmology, Asahikawa Medical College, Midorigaoka Higashi 2-1-1-1, Asahikawa 078-8510 Japan; morinaod5.dion.ne.jp

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Visual conversion reaction is a psychosomatic anomaly that manifests as reduced visual acuity (VA) and visual field defects.1,2 Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) can detect a scotoma and VA under direct fundus observation.3–6 However, there have been no reports of patients diagnosed with visual conversion reaction using SLO. We report a patient with visual conversion reaction using SLO.

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A 20 year old woman presented with a sudden bilateral loss of vision. She reported being under severe stress at work. The best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was counting fingers in both eyes. The external eye examination and pupillary responses were normal in both eyes. Conventional …

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