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Occipital lobe epilepsy

Seizures occurring in the occipital lobe are not common, but they affect your sight. Symptoms might include seeing patterns, flashing lights or colours, or images that appear to repeat before the eyes.

There may be other visual effects as well, e.g. partial blindness may occur. The eyes may move or jerk uncontrollably from side to side, the eyelids may flutter, and there may be some pain in the eyes.

Severe headaches often occur during or after an episode; in many cases, the condition is mistaken for migraines due to these headaches and the corresponding visual cues.

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If you or your child has recently been referred to an epilepsy specialist or is newly diagnosed with epilepsy, we have lots of resources and information to help you and your family.

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Around 3% of people with epilepsy are photosensitive, which means their seizures are brought on by flashing lights.

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