28 April 2020

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Life in isolation

Judith Potts, founder of Esme's Umbrella, discusses the effects of isolation on those who live with Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

Following a recently published article discussing the COVID-19 lockdown and its effect on people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome, we sat down with Judith Potts, founder of Esme's Umbrella, to discuss the condition and the effects of self-isolation.

Patients can ring the Esme's Umbrella helpline on 020 7391 3299 (calls are answered by the RNIB Eye Health Team) or email esmesumbrella@gmail.com

You can also direct your patients to the Charles Bonnet Syndrome information on our award-winning patient website lookafteryoureyes.org

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