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Eye condition makes man hallucinate tapestries and monks

3 June 2014 Last updated at 16:03 BST

More needs to be done to raise awareness of a little-known eye condition which causes hallucinations, according to the Macular Society.

Charles Bonnet Syndrome, which affects 300,000 people a year, causes people with sight loss to see vivid images and some sufferers wrongly assume they have mental health problems.

Sufferer Matt Harrison recorded an audio diary for BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty about his daily life with the eye condition.

He recalled seeing Indian tapestries, cartoon faces, dancing men, skulls and Tibetan monks during the hallucinations.

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