The pictures on this page are by UK artist, Cecil Riley, who lives with both macular degeneration and CBS.

Cecil Riley Image 1Cecil Riley Image 2Cecil, now 95, lives in Penzance, Cornwall (South-West England) overlooking the sea.  When he started to have phantom visions of eyes, geometric patterns and gargoyle faces appearing in front of him, he felt a mixture of intrigue and anxiety.

Since learning of Charles Bonnet syndrome, Cecil has chosen to explore his phantom images through artistic expression.  

In March 2013, Cecil's works were included in a special art exhibition in Oxford, London entitled Affecting perception: Art & Neuroscience. For more details: