Epilepsy is defined as a diverse set of neurological disorders characterized by seizures. These seizures occur due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Factors that may lead to epilepsy include, but are not limited to, brain trauma, gene mutations, strokes, brain cancer, and extensive drug and alcohol use. Seizures occur due to a large release of glutamate, which causes a spread of excitation throughout the brain, which propagates the electrical signal and can lead to neuronal death. Occipital lobe epilepsy is characterized by seizures that occur in the occipital lobe, which is located at the back of the brain and is the center of the visual system. The seizures can cause visual hallucinations, decreased vision, and involuntary eye movement. Occipital seizures can either occur spontaneously or by a visual stimulus, such as flashing lights. Occipital epilepsy can sometimes be confused with migraines, as it can also cause headaches and nausea. About 50 million people have epilepsy, with 80% of that population located in developing countries. It is possible to control epilepsy with medicine, but many cases may require surgery in order to relieve symptoms.
Occipital Lobe Epilepsy Bioinformatics Tool
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