The rarity of Charles Bonnet syndrome.

  title={The rarity of Charles Bonnet syndrome.},
  author={Yasuko Shiraishi and Takeshi Terao and Kenji Ibi and Jun - Ichi Sagara Shugo Nakamura and Akihiko Tawara},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={38 2},
Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is characterized by complex visual hallucinations in otherwise psychologically normal people. Estimates of the prevalence of CBS in different samples vary from a small percentage (around 1%), to a relatively large percentage (about 10%). The purpose of the present study is to determine whether CBS is rare or not. One-thousand ophthalmologic and optometric outpatients at a university hospital were consecutively screened by a questionnaire to identify patients… CONTINUE READING

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