Complex visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet syndrome) in visual field defects following cerebral surgery. Report of four cases.

@article{Freiman2004ComplexVH,
  title={Complex visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet syndrome) in visual field defects following cerebral surgery. Report of four cases.},
  author={Thomas M. Freiman and Rainer Surges and Vassilios I. Vougioukas and U. Hubbe and Jochen Talazko and J. Zentner and J{\"u}rgen Honegger and Andreas Schulze-Bonhage},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={846-53}
}
The development of visual hallucinations after loss of vision is known as the Charles Bonnet syndrome. This phenomenon was first described in 1760 by Charles Bonnet and others during their observations of elderly patients with degeneration of the retina or cornea. To date a clear association between visual hallucinations and neurosurgical procedures has not been reported. Because of their clear demarcation, however, surgical lesions in the cerebrum offer a unique opportunity to determine the… CONTINUE READING

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