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Low awareness of the Charles Bonnet syndrome in patients attending a retinal clinic

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Amardeep Singh1,2, Yousif Subhi1,2 & Torben Lykke Sørensen1,2 1) Clinical Eye Research Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Roskilde Hospital. 2) University of Copenhagen
INTRODUCTION Visually impaired patients may experience visual hallucinations due to the Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). While benign in nature, these hallucinations may cause distress in those unfamiliar with the phenomenon. The overall purpose of this study was to determine the degree of awareness of CBS in patients referred to our retina clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS Consenting patients attending our retina clinic over a period of three months underwent a thorough ophthalmological examination, including slit-lamp fundus biomicroscopy, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, fundus a...
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