DefinitionBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Posterior cortical atrophy is a rare, degenerative brain and nervous system disorder (neurological condition) that results in gradually declining vision. Common symptoms include difficulties with reading, judging distances, and recognizing objects and familiar faces.
This condition may eventually cause your memory and thinking abilities (cognitive skills) to decline. Posterior cortical atrophy may be associated with Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia or other neurological conditions.
Dec. 13, 2014
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