Professor Dominic Ffytche will provide an explanation of what Charles Bonnet Syndrome is, the science behind it, and share some potential coping strategies for people who experience visual hallucinations.
Professor Ffytche joined the Department of Old Age Psychiatry at Kings College London in 2006. He is Professor of Visual Psychiatry and Lead Consultant Psychiatrist to the Visual Perceptual Disorder clinic at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, a national specialist service for patients with visual hallucinations. He researches brain mechanisms of vision and how they go wrong to cause visual hallucinations, visual illusions and related symptoms and treatments for such experiences. He has published over 100 articles in the scientific and lay literature with over 4,000 academic citations. He plays a leading role in patient and public education for Charles Bonnet syndrome (visual hallucinations in eye disease) as medical advisor to Esme’s Umbrella and has helped develop information resources on visual hallucinations for the NHS, charity sector and eye-health professionals.