Up to 30% of people with significant vision loss will experience Charles Bonnet Syndrome which is characterised by seeing phantom images, or things which aren’t real.
Research has shown that these false images may be the brain’s way of compensating when it starts receiving fewer images, and it is important to remember that this is not an indication of mental health problems.
Common images experienced include repetitive patterns and lines, or more complex pictures of people or places.
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25 June 2014