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Letters Age related macular degeneration

Is associated with Charles Bonnet syndrome

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1611
  1. Gregor Russell, specialist trainee year 6, old age psychiatry
  1. 1Laureate House, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT
  1. gregor.russell{at}

    Chakravarthy and colleagues missed an opportunity to draw attention to the high rates of Charles Bonnet syndrome (up to 40%) that are found in age related macular degeneration that seriously impairs visual acuity.1 2 Charles Bonnet syndrome is the occurrence of complex visual hallucinations, with full …

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