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What causes a period of visual hallucinations?

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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Visual hallucinations can have many causes.
These can range from migraines, seizures, retinal disease, neurodegenerative conditions, charles bonnet syndrome, alcohol and drug toxicity and other causes. Evaluation by a neuroophthalmologist can be very helpful.

In brief: Many things

Visual hallucinations can have many causes.
These can range from migraines, seizures, retinal disease, neurodegenerative conditions, charles bonnet syndrome, alcohol and drug toxicity and other causes. Evaluation by a neuroophthalmologist can be very helpful.
Dr. Jay Pepose
Dr. Jay Pepose
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: A number of things

Hallucinations visually can occur with the use of street drugs, adverse reactions to some medications, early in the development of thought disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders in a severe manic state, and occasionally as part of dementia that is evolving.
Visual hallucinations are not any where as common as delusions or auditory hallucinations inn all of the above.

In brief: A number of things

Hallucinations visually can occur with the use of street drugs, adverse reactions to some medications, early in the development of thought disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders in a severe manic state, and occasionally as part of dementia that is evolving.
Visual hallucinations are not any where as common as delusions or auditory hallucinations inn all of the above.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neuro before psych

Visual hallucinations are neurologic until proven otherwise.

In brief: Neuro before psych

Visual hallucinations are neurologic until proven otherwise.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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