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5 Facts you should know about

Visual snow syndrome

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People with visual snow syndrome see many flickering tiny dots, like snow or static, that fill the entire visual field

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This “static” is seen whether the eyes are open or closed

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Patients also report symptoms such as palinopsia, entoptic phenomena, photophobia, and nyctalopia

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Research indicates that the brain may be hyperactive in the visual cortex - and it is believed that the lingual gyrus is involved, as well as the thalamus

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Visual snow syndrome does not lead to permanent blindness

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