Clinical descriptions of seizures precipitated by a repetitive light stimulus such as the fine flicker of television are well documented in the literature.1 However, self-induced photogenic epilepsy is rarely encountered. In this report four children with self-induced photogenic epilepsy are described. The common feature was the precipitation of the attacks by light falling on the patient's eyes. The phenomenon is unusual and should be of sufficient interest to the ophthalmologist so that he may recognize the bizarre qualities of the patient when the history is provided.
Harley RD, Baird HW, Freeman RD. Self-Induced Photogenic EpilepsyReport of Four Cases. Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(6):730-737. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030732007