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Incidence and regression of Charles Bonnet syndrome in vascular age-related macular degeneration
  1. Carsten H Meyer1,
  2. Monika Fleckenstein1,
  3. Eduardo B Rodrigues2,
  4. Stefan Mennel2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor Carsten H Meyer, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst-Abbe-Street 2, 53127 Bonn, Germany; meyer_eye{at}

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It appears that the incidence as well as the regression of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) depends on the presence of several retinal circumstances. There is general agreement that symptoms of CBS are frequently reported in eyes with presumably long duration of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), consecutively large subretinal (SR) lesions and poor visual acuity (VA). It is our personal experience that CBS rarely occurs in acute retinal pathologies such as acute retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) tears,1 SR haemorrhages2 or recent onset of a geographic atrophy …

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