Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)

Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is characterized by visual hallucinations among individuals who have lost their sight. This condition is not a mental health concern since it is specifically caused by the recent sight loss and how the brain adjusts to this change. When the brain stops receiving visual sensory information, it fills in the gaps by creating fantasy images from memory. Most people with CBS hallucinate shapes, patterns, people, animals, landscapes, and other details from their past experience. CBS has no medical cure but it has been observed to improve in time as the brain learns to adapt to the vision loss.

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