Is there a form of seizure that causes temporary loss of eyesight?

Jesse - posted on 01/02/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have any experience with a type of seizure that causes temporary loss of eyesight? My 12 year old daughter hasn't had a Grand Mal seizure since 2011. We recently started to wean off of her medication (Keppra 500mg). This morning while getting ready for school, she suddenly starts yelling that she can't see and everything was black. After about 45 seconds, the eyesight returned. She was completely coherent and awake through out the ordeal and ended up vomiting afterwards. I remember this happening one other time when she was about 6 years old, and before the Grand Mal seizures started in 2009. I mentioned the previous incidents to her doctors, but they didn't seem to be overly concerned. Since it hadn't happened again, I assumed it wouldn't be a problem again, yet here we are. Is this a form of seizure or perhaps something else? Any advice or similar experiences would be appreciated. Thanks ladies.

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Marivel - posted on 01/03/2013

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please feel free to email me at perezmari405@gmail.com if u need someone to talk to i am all ears

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Marivel - posted on 01/03/2013

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i really dont do anything have been thinking about taking him to er because dr didnt really help all he said is ok not much help took video of night time seizures he looked at videos and said yes they are seizures and thats it

Jesse - posted on 01/02/2013

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Thank you for responding, Marivel. During my research online today, I found some information describing what your son has experienced. It says those are called occipital seizures. I am not sure if what my daughter experienced this morning is caused by a form of seizure, but with your experience and what I have seen so far online, I am definitely leaning towards it being some form of one. My daughter was also having partial complex seizures at one time, but since all of her tests are coming up okay, the doctors haven't been able to provide any real answers, especially because none of these events take place during the appointments and I am the only witness to them. When your son has these experiences, what care do you provide after? My daughter didn't seem to need to go to the emergency room as she was "normal" quickly after. I will be taking her to the doctor shortly and also kept her home from school today.

Marivel - posted on 01/02/2013

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my 10 yr old son tells me the same thing that he see's balls with colors and sometimes they are black or white sometimes he can't see anything else because it covers all his eye sight have told dr but he told me to have his vision checked all came back ok so i guess it is realted to seizure activity he has partial and complex and seizures while he is asleep

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