video game epilepsy

A seizure triggered by extremely close viewing of video games, television shows, or other screen events that feature rhythmic, fast-paced flashes of light and bursts of colour
Workup A thorough clinical and EEG evaluation is needed to identify likely precipitating factors and enable individual guidelines to be offered
Management Avoid precipitating and facilitating factors

video game epilepsy

Epileptic attacks triggered by playing video games on a TV set or in an amusement arcade. The stimulus may be regularly changing lights (intermittent photic stimulation) or pattern alone. Children should view the TV screen from a distance of 2 metres.
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Seven patients (five boys, two girls) with video game epilepsy (VGE) are reported, which reflects the fact that these games have increased in popularity recently among Japanese children.