Ophthalmology issues in schizophrenia.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gracitelli, CPB; Abe, RY; Diniz-Filho, A; Vaz-de-Lima, FB; Paranhos, A; Medeiros, FA

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 28 -

PubMed ID

  • 25773224

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4523638

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-1645

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11920-015-0569-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States