visual seizure

visual seizure

[′vizh·ə·wəl ′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
A form of epileptic seizure in which the patient experiences visual sensations in the form of light flashes, sometimes of varied colors.
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Brief visual seizures as described above may be followed by headache and vomiting alone (no jerking or falling to the ground), thus making them indistinguishable from migraine.
In a prospective study of 18 patients with occipital epilepsy, visual seizures lasted from a few seconds to 3 minutes--although rarely 20 to 150 minutes--and occurred in multiple clusters a day or week.