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If you suspect you may have VSS, please show this Diagnostic Criteria to your physician.
Signs and Symptoms
For a full list of symptoms and images depicting each symptom, please see the information and visual aids below.
*excessive floaters in both eyes, excessive blue field entoptic phenomenon (uncountable little grey/white/black dots or rings shooting over the visual field of both eyes when looking at homogeneous bright surfaces such as the blue sky), self-lighting of the eye (colored waves or clouds perceived when closing the eyes in the dark), and spontaneous photopsia (bright flashes of light)
Enhanced entoptic phenomena
Anxiety and/or Depression
Frequent Migraines, Brain fog, and Confusion
Dizziness and Nausea
Articles about VSS Symptoms
Authors and Summary
Peter Goadsby, MD PhD
Professor of Neurology, King’s College London
Owen White, MD PhD FRACP
Professor of Neurosciences, Monash University, Australia
Victoria Susan Pelak, MD
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Denver
Yasser Khan, MD FRCSC
Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Ophthalmic Surgery
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