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

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


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.


Visual Cortex Epileptiform Activity Sodium Valproate Pattern Sensitivity Headache Sufferer 
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  • A. J. Wilkins
  • C. D. Binnie
  • C. E. Darby
  • D. Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité

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