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Monday, 30 January 2017

Introduction to Charles Bonnet Syndrome



In Charles Bonnet syndrome, a person whose vision has started to deteriorate sees things that aren't real (hallucinations).

The hallucinations may be simple patterns, or detailed images of events, people or places.  They are only visual and don't involve hearing things or any other sensations.

It's important to be aware that hallucinations associated with Charles Bonnet syndrome are caused by failing eyesight.  They are not caused by a mental health problem or dementia.

People with Charles Bonnet syndrome are usually aware that the visions aren't real, even if they're vivid.

Always see your GP if you're experiencing hallucinations so they can investigate the cause.
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