Visual snow syndrome: what we know so far.

Puledda, Francesca; Schankin, Christoph Josef; Digre, Kathleen; Goadsby, Peter J (2018). Visual snow syndrome: what we know so far. Current opinion in neurology, 31(1), pp. 52-58. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000523

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW We provide an overview of the neurological condition known as visual snow syndrome. Patients affected by this chronic disorder suffer with a pan-field visual disturbance described as tiny flickering dots, which resemble the static noise of an untuned television. RECENT FINDINGS The term 'visual snow' has only appeared in the medical literature very recently. The clinical features of the syndrome have now been reasonably described and the pathophysiology has begun to be explored. This review focuses on what is currently known about visual snow. SUMMARY Recent evidence suggests visual snow is a complex neurological syndrome characterized by debilitating visual symptoms. It is becoming better understood as it is systematically studied. Perhaps the most important unmet need for the condition is a sufficient understanding of it to generate and test hypotheses about treatment.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

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Schankin, Christoph Josef


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Lippincott Williams & Wilkins




Stefanie Hetzenecker

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05 Apr 2018 14:52

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05 Apr 2018 14:52

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