these partial seizures almost always begin with visual hallucinations as the result of abnormal electrical activity within the occipital lobe. other eye-related symptoms are common, such as rapid blinking 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.

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