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Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS)

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A disease in which visual hallucinations occur as a result of vision loss

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Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is not thought to be related to psychosis or dementia and people with CBS are aware that their hallucinations are not real

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The hallucinations people with CBS experience can be described as simple or complex

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Simple hallucinations include shapes and patterns, while complex hallucinations include images of people, vehicles, animals, and plants

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Hallucination episodes can range from a few seconds to hours and may recur over the course of several days to years

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