PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURE WARNING
A small minority of the population are photosensitive and may have a seizure after exposure to flashing lights or patterns that may appear on computer screens, tablets or mobile phone screens. If you experience any symptoms, stop playing immediately and contact a physician.
Symptoms: lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness.
1. Parents should observe their children for the above symptoms. Those less than 20 years of age are more susceptible to seizures.
2. Risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by playing video games in a bright room and while you are alert.
3. Photosensitive epileptic seizures are passed genetically, so if anyone in your family or extended family have a history, you may have a higher risk of having the same condition. However, those with no history can have a photosensitive epileptic seizure while playing video games.
Seizures may result in injury related to falling.