Photoconvulsive response in epilepsy query

Gillian Lawson see.address at my.sig
Tue Feb 11 18:57:56 EST 1997

I have a question which is puzzling myself and my colleagues :-

Why does a photoconvulsive response on an EEG disappear when one eye
is covered during intermittent photic stimulation of epileptic

I'd be grateful if anyone could "throw some light" <g> on this, or
point me at some relevant references.

Gillian Lawson                        gilly.lawson at
Chief EEG Technician, Epilepsy Unit
Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland

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