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Flashing Lights Epilepsy
Not usually: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Flashing lights usually due to vitreous changes, retinal traction, hole, detachment, or brain blood flow issues/migraines; More info: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Petit mal": does not cause flashing lights. Flashing lights don't usually cause Petit Mal (absence seizures) Partial seizures and Generalized Tonic Clonic seizures can be brought on by lights flashing at specific frequencies (also called Nintendo Epilepsy) Absence ( Petit mal) is more likely to be brought on by hyperventilation. These brief generalized seizures typically last 1-3 seconds. ...Read more
Photoparoxysmal resp: Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation. Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more
What could cause light visual hallucinations like auras around lightsources, afterimages, trails, hearing music?
Rare: Certain flashing lights can in certain pts. I never heard of sudden movements. ...Read more
44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?
Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more
Auras, visual issues: Indicate the need to see an eye doctor or your family doc ASAP. The sooner this is treated the less likely it is to create permanent damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is this optical migraine? Flashing zig-zag @periphery of vision. Printed words distorted/stretched at periphery, like they're moving & fading in/out.
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