Inferences Regarding the Visual Precipitation of Seizures, Eye Strain, and Headaches

  • A. J. Wilkins
  • C. D. Binnie
  • C. E. Darby
  • D. Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité

Abstract

In photosensitive epilepsy, seizures start in the visual cortex of one cerebral hemisphere or both hemispheres independently. The seizures occur when normal physiological excitation involves more than a critical cortical area, particularly when the excitation is rhythmic. Sodium valproate affects the discharge but leaves the trigger mechanism relatively unaffected.

Keywords

Europe Migraine Retina Lution Nism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Wilkins
  • C. D. Binnie
  • C. E. Darby
  • D. Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité

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