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Facts About Visual Snow

Summary

Visual Snow is a devastating neurological condition that can affect an individual’s vision, hearing, and cognitive functioning. Most often, the condition causes a person to process visual information abnormally, making normal life more difficult.

The cause of Visual Snow Syndrome is unknown and diagnosis of Visual Snow is difficult because eye examination results show normal results. There is not yet an evidence-based treatment or current cure for Visual Snow.

Visual Symptoms

  • Snow-like dots all over the field of vision
  • Small floating objects or flashes of light
  • Sensitivity to light (Photophobia)
  • Continuing to see an image after it is no longer in the field of vision (Palinopsia)
  • Seeing images within the eye itself (Entoptic phenomena)
  • Other visual effects such as starbursts, halos and double vision (Diplopia)

Non-visual Symptoms

  • Ringing, humming or buzzing sounds (Tinnitus)
  • Feeling detached from yourself (Depersonalization)
  • Symptoms of anxiety and or depression can sometimes develop as a result of having to deal with a constant medical condition like Visual Snow

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Date: March 12, 2019

 

To: The Visual Snow Community

 

From: The Visual Snow Initiative

 

To our Friends:

The VSI continues to work diligently with our team of scientists, doctors, software engineers, graphic designers and attorneys to provide a device that will reduce Visual Snow and related symptoms for some. Unfortunately, we will require a little more time to make final revisions.

The development of this project has been time consuming and expensive. We are not offering a cure right now, but a potential treatment. We ask for your patience and understanding while we try to make available the best possible resource that will provide relief for many dealing with Visual Snow.

We expect our launch date to be summer of 2019.

Thank you,

The VSI Team

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