John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

Reflex epilepsy and reflex seizures of the visual system: A clinical review Volume 2, numéro 3, Septembre 2000


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Definition and history Reflex epilepsy of the visual system is characterised by seizures precipitated by visual stimuli. We exclude seizures triggered by language processing, which usually involve some visual input such as reading. Historically, photosensitivity has meant an abnormal response to light, and since the development of the stroboscope, an abnormal response to stroboscopic (flicker) stimulation during EEG recording is generally...