The Fielding/White research Ocular Motor research team at Monash University recently conducted a study that revealed new, significant information about Visual Snow Syndrome. Associate Professor Joanne Fielding, Adjunct Clinical Professor Owen White, Emma J. Solly, Meaghan Clough, Allison M. McKendrick, and Paige Foletta used 3 validated and distinct ocular motor tasks to learn more about the types of visual processing changes that occur in people with Visual Snow. Among their groundbreaking findings was evidence that people with the condition appear to be processing visual stimuli faster than normal. They also have hyper-accelerated eye movements. The team found objective and quantifiable evidence of visual processing changes in people with Visual Snow. Moreover, they identified a distinct behavior that is characteristic of VSS patients, which can they can be tested for and then appropriately diagnosed. 

Fielding describes the research as “one giant step closer to finding a cure” because it the first step in understanding the basic causal mechanisms of the condition.

Click here to view their study in Neurology!

Fielding’s helpful video below concisely summarizes the findings:

For additional information on the type research the VSI is working on with the Ocular Motor Research group at Monash University, please visit their website to learn more or simply click here.

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Our team invites you to learn about the Tsang/Shidlofsky Visual Snow Protocol and the latest advancements in treating Visual Snow Syndrome in this free virtual event.

Agenda For VSI Summit:

  • Visual Snow Syndrome - A Look Back
  • Symptoms in Review
  • Meet Dr. Terry Tsang and Dr. Charles Shidlofsky
  • A message from Sierra Domb, the Founder of the Visual Snow Initiative
  • The Visual Snow Study
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  • The Treatment Protocol
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  • Patient Testimonials
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