Charles Bonnet syndrome research funded

Fight for Sight has partnered with other organisations to fund research

Researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Oxford have received funding for projects investigating the visual hallucinatory condition Charles Bonnet syndrome.

Fight for Sight, Blind Veterans UK, Esme’s Umbrella and Health and Care Research Wales have funded the two projects to investigate the cause of the visual hallucinations.

The team at Cardiff University has developed a method to induce controlled hallucinations and will use fully sighted people to investigate that peripheral vision is more suggestible than central vision.

University of Oxford researchers will use MRI scans to compare the brains of people with and without Charles Bonnet syndrome and measure the levels of chemicals in the visual areas of the brain.

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