About this event

  • Date and time Mon 14 Mar 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medicine and Me

Jointly organised with Esme’s Umbrella, this webinar will discuss and explore what we know about Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), the impact on children and their families, and what medical professionals can do to spot the signs and correctly refer or diagnose this patient group.

CBS causes a person whose vision has started to deteriorate to see things that aren't real (hallucinations). The hallucinations may be simple patterns, or detailed images of events, people or places, and can be nice or terrifying. The hallucinations are only visual and don't involve hearing things or any other sensations.

It's important to be aware that hallucinations associated with CBS are caused by failing eyesight. They are not caused by a mental health problem or dementia.

Experts in the field will explain why it is vital that ophthalmologists and optometrists explain CBS to every patient whose sight is deteriorating and signpost the patient for support and/or counselling from Esme’s Umbrella and other support organisations.

You will also hear from Professor Dominic fFytche BSc MBBS MD MRCP MRCPsych, Professor of Visual Psychiatry, King’s College London, Nina Chesworth, Holistic Therapist who lives with CBS, and Judith Potts, Founder of Esme's Umbrella. 

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This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Key speakers

Professor Dominic fFytche

BSc MBBS MD MRCP MRCPsych, Professor of Visual Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Nina Chesworth

Holistic Therapist who lives with Charles Bonnet Syndrome. 

Judith Potts

Judith Potts

Founder of Esme's Umbrella. 

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Judith Potts, Founder of Esme's Umbrella

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: a clinical introduction

Professor Dominic ffytche, Professor of Visual Psychiatry, King’s College London 

What I would like all healthcare professionals to understand

Nina Chesworth, Holistic Therapist

Charles Bonnet Syndrome is no respecter of age

Professor Mariya Moosajee, Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Genetic Eye Disease, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital and Dr Lee Jones, Research Fellow, University College London and Bravo Victor

Why it is vital that ophthalmologists and optometrists explain Charles Bonnet Syndrome to patients?

Video compilation from the Charles Bonnet Syndrome community 

Questions and answers

Chair: Helen Khan, Communications Lead, Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre 

Closing remarks

 Judith Potts

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

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The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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