Charles Bonnet syndrome: visual loss and hallucinations

Jackson, M. L.; Ferencz, Joseph
August 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/4/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 3/4, p175
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 69-year-old doctor having complaints of visual hallucinations. It discusses the meaning of hallucination, which is a sensory perception compelling sense of reality of a real perception but which occurs without external stimulation of the relevant sensory organ. Accordingly, the reasons of hallucinations, though unknown, are most commonly attributed to differentiation or lack of true visual input into the brain. INSET: Who is Charles Bonnet?.


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