J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 49(4); 2008 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2008;49(4):669-672.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2008.49.4.669    Published online April 15, 2008.
A Case of Charles Bonnet Syndrome After Enucleation.
Yong Soo Byun, So Jung Shin, Suk Woo Yang
Department of Ophthalmology, Gangnam St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University, Seoul, Korea. yswoph@hanmail.net
안구적출술 후 발생한 찰스 보넷 증후군 1예
변용수ㆍ신소정ㆍ양석우
Department of Ophthalmology, Gangnam St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To report a case of Charles Bonnet syndrome in a patient who developed phantom vision of an enucleated eye. The patient had lost her vision because of a chemical burn 10 years previously. CASE SUMMARY: A 37-year-old woman received enucleation of one eye because ocular pain and phthisis had developed due to a chemical burn that occurred 10 years previously. On the first postoperative day, she complained of phantom vision in the enucleated eye. The image she described was like sparkling bubbles. She had recognized the image was not real, and no psychological problems were found during pre- and postoperative periods. Her wound state was good, so she is currently wearing an artificial eye, though her phantom vision intermittently returns. She has adapted to her phantom vision such that she now rarely feels discomfort. RESULTS: Charles Bonnet syndrome is a visual hallucination that occurs among the blind or those who are visually impaired. Besides ophthalmologic care, sociological and psychological care should be considered.
Key Words: Charles bonnet syndrome;Enucleation;Phantom vision;Psychological care


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