Posterior cortical atrophy is a rare, degenerative brain and nervous system (neurological) syndrome 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 due to Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia or other neurological conditions.

Posterior cortical atrophy care at Mayo Clinic

Dec. 12, 2017
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