CHARLES BONNET SYNDROME IN FUNGAL KERATITIS AND AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION: A CASE REPORT


Dikmetas Ö. , Kocabeyoglu S., Irkec M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.22, ss.509-512, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.31086/tjgeri.2020.130
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.509-512

Özet

The primary symptom of Charles Bonnet Syndrome is the occurrence of chronic visual hallucinations, which are observed in patients belonging to the geriatric population who had recently experienced a significant loss of vision. Charles Bonnet Syndrome is under-recognised owing to its low awareness among clinicians. We report a case of a 78-year-old man with blindness due to keratitis and age-related macular degeneration brought for a psychiatric consultation after the onset of visual hallucinations. Black insects playing on the patient's body along with visuals of the meals others could not see characterised the patient's hallucinations. Physicians are expected to have substantial knowledge of Charles Bonnet Syndrome for its correct diagnosis and management.