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Senile macular degeneration and psychosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3252878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases are reported in which visual hallucinations occurred in elderly patients after the development of senile macular degeneration, a condition that causes gradual loss of visual acuity with preservation of peripheral vision. The hallucinatory experiences are interpreted as delusional explanations for pathologically altered vision, rather than as psychological or physiological consequences of sensory deprivation. Ocular pathology should be considered in the evaluation of psychotic states in the elderly.
D A Casey; T Wandzilak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0891-9887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol     Publication Date:    1988 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-25     Completed Date:  1989-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805645     Medline TA:  J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / psychology*
Delusions / psychology
Dementia / psychology
Diagnosis, Differential
Hallucinations / psychology
Macular Degeneration / psychology*
Visual Acuity
Visual Fields

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