Charles Bonnet Syndrome - The Ukulele Lite Orchestra

The Macular Society and King's College have published research that they say shows that the effects of visual hallucinations experienced by some people who have significant sight loss, can last longer than first thought. The condition known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome is experienced by one in ten people who suffer from significant sight loss. We hear from two people who have had Charles Bonnet Syndrome for a number of years, and to one of the authors of the research, Dr Dominic Ffytche, about what these new findings might mean. Tom Walker visits St Vincent's School for the Blind, to meet the members of an unusual orchestra. The school is teaching twenty of its students to play the ukulele, which, Principal John Patterson, hopes will develop transferrable skills which will open up employment options for the students in the future.

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Tue 20 May 2014 20:40

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