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Epilepsia. 2004;45 Suppl 1:40-5.

Treatment of photosensitivity.

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Neurology Department, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece. graaepil@otenet.gr

Abstract

Not all visually sensitive patients need antiepileptic drug treatment, and even those who do can benefit from additional preventive measures. Visually provoked seizures, in particular, can be prevented or treated by avoiding or altering the triggering stimulus. Apart from individual preventive measures (use of specific television or video screens, colored glasses, etc.), prevention and warning on a larger scale are helpful. The choice for drug treatment will depend on the type of stimulus, the environment in which the person has to live and work, the frequency and severity of seizures, and the type of epileptic syndrome. A review is given of all treatment options with focus on the specific nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic tools used in clinical practice.

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