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    Reply to the author: Charles Bonnet Syndrome

    Dear Editor

    I thank Dr Tomsak for his reply[1] to my comments.[2]

    In response to point one,we agree that historically CBS is a disorder described in the elderly, but as we mentioned in our previous reply, this can easily be explained by the higher incidence of visual loss in the elderly. Further, without formal child pyschiatry review it is difficult to give a incidence in the childhood of CBS. As you wo...

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    Dear Editor

    I thank Dr Rahman and his colleagues for their comments.

    1. Clinically and historically Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is indeed a disorder of the elderly, in spite of rare reports of the syndrome in young patients.

    2. Space constraints imposed by editorial considerations prevented us from discussing the nuances of CBS in detail. But, we state quite clearly in the first sentence...

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    Charles Bonnet Syndrome and brimonidine: comments
    • Imran Rahman, Ophthalmologist
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      • Bertie S Fernando, Maggie Harrison

    Dear Editor

    We read, with interest the article 'Charles Bonnet Syndrome precipitated by Brimonidine Tartrate eye drops' published in July 2003 BJO. Interest in Charles-Bonnet syndrome (CBS) has escalated of late, highlighting the probable 15% [1] incidence of the condition in patients with significant visual impairment coupled with a clear sensorium.

    The authors implied that CBS was induced in 4 patient...

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