Ophthalmology Issues in Schizophrenia

Ophthalmology Issues in Schizophrenia

Author Gracitelli, Carolina P. B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abe, Ricardo Y. Google Scholar
Diniz-Filho, Alberto Google Scholar
Vaz-de-Lima, Fabiana Benites Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Paranhos, Augusto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Medeiros, Felipe A. Google Scholar
Institution Univ Calif San Diego
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Abstract Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder associated with not only cognitive dysfunctions, such as memory and attention deficits, but also changes in basic sensory processing. Although most studies on schizophrenia have focused on disturbances in higher-order brain functions associated with the prefrontal cortex or frontal cortex, recent investigations have also reported abnormalities in low-level sensory processes, such as the visual system. At very early stages of the disease, schizophrenia patients frequently describe in detail symptoms of a disturbance in various aspects of visual perception that may lead to worse clinical symptoms and decrease in quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this review is to describe the various studies that have explored the visual issues in schizophrenia.
Keywords Schizophrenia
Visual impairment
Visual deficits
Dopamine
Glutamate
Language English
Sponsor Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Bausch Lomb
Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.
Heidelberg Engineering, Inc.
Merck Inc.
Allergan Inc.
Sensimed
Topcon, Inc
Reichert, Inc.
National Eye Institute
Reichert Inc.
Date 2015-05-01
Published in Current Psychiatry Reports. New York: Springer, v. 17, n. 5, 11 p., 2015.
ISSN 1523-3812 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 11
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11920-015-0569-x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000351441500002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/39034

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