Bonnet, Charles

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Bonnet,

Charles, Swiss naturalist, 1720-1795.
Charles Bonnet syndrome - geriatric disorder marked by hallucinations.
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Oliver Sacks, followed by an interview with 93-year-old retired educator Marge Louer, who tells her personal story of coping with Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
She said: "He told me about Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
The rare discovery of the black pharaohs on the site "Doukki Gel" is considered to be the culmination of the work of Charles Bonnet and the Swiss team: Their findings provided new and precious information about Nubian civilization during the era of Kerma Kingdom, and some aspects of the relationship that existed between the Egyptian pharaohs and Nubian kings in northern Sudan.
It was the exceptional Swiss naturalist and philosopher Charles Bonnet (see Figure 1) who first described a case of elaborately formed visual hallucinations, which included people, buildings and birds, experienced by a mentally alert, elderly gentleman with impaired vision.
Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is characterized by complex visual hallucinations in psychologically normal people with low vision (Shiraishi, Terao, Ibi, Nakamura, & Tawara, 2004) The disorder typically occurs in older adults and in a wide spectrum of ophthalmic diseases, with macular degeneration being the most common.
Identified over 250 years ago by lawyer and naturalist Charles Bonnet, the syndrome remains virtually unknown by most physicians.
The lead article, by O'Farrell, Lewis, McKenzie, and Jones, offers a review of the literature on Charles Bonnet syndrome.
VISUAL HALLUCINATIONS associated with Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) may last longer and have greater impact on patients than previously thought, according to new research.
Abstract: Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) commonly occurs in older adults with visual impairments, particularly those with age-related macular degeneration.
These recommendations were on visual acuity, the delivery of bad news, the referral for visual rehabilitation services, and the Charles Bonnet syndrome (see Box 1).
A key point is that most people who were blindfolded for long enough would develop Charles Bonnet Syndrome.