Charles Bonnet Syndrome in AMD

Scientists in Sweden and Denmark have found age-related macular degeneration (AMD) sufferers commonly experience the complex visual symptoms of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).

The Scandinavian study revealed more than 30% of patients with AMD who visited visual rehabilitation centres had encountered the hallucinatory effects of CBS, while a review of 18 studies of 4303 patients, showed 15.8% of AMD patients had CBS.

CBS is characterised by the appearance of hallucinations in patients with impaired vision and was named after the Swiss scientist who first described the condition.

For more, www.eyeonoptics.co.nz/articles/archive/living-with-cbs/

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