these partial seizure
s almost always begin with visual hallucination
s as the result of abnormal electrical activity within the occipital lobe
. other eye
s are common, such as rapid blink
ing or involuntary
eye movement. other than prevalence of eye-related effects, this disorder strongly resembles temporal lobe epilepsy
- hallucinations or illusions
- disturbances or complete loss of vision.
- strong sense of deja vu.
- muscle contractions usually only affecting part of the body (rare).
- forced turning of the head and/or eyes (usually towards opposite side of the affected portion of the brain).
- numbness, tingling or an 'asleep' feeling (usually only in one area of the body).
- loss of memory (amnesia) of the seizure and events leading up to it.