Prosopagnosia

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Disease

Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, refers to the neuro-ophthalmic disorder in which a patient as difficulty perceiving or recognizing faces.1 Prosopagnosia is derived from Greek: proso for “face”, a for “not”, and osia for “know”. Prosopagnosia can be characterized into two types: associative and apperceptive. Apperceptive prosopagnosia is defined as the inability to even perceive and cognitively process the face. Associative prosopagnosia is defined as inability to recognize or apply any meaning to the face, despite perceiving it.2

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