Visual Snow Syndrome is a neurological disease that causes flashing dots to appear throughout the visual field. Patients claim to see an endless stream of flashing dots throughout their visual area. Although patients frequently experience concurrent migraine, visual snow appears to be a distinct phenomenon from prolonged migraine aura. VSS has been linked to eye illness, thalamic dysfunctions, pure cortical phenomena, and disturbing connections between optical networks and nervous system networks. Any process may interact with or be causative of various symptoms and clinical aspects associated with VSS. The pathophysiology of Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) and its likely location are currently being debated. In this work, the goal we have set as a team is to create an Android software application capable of representing what people with Visual Snow Syndrome perceive. The aim is to help patients to describe (and even show) the symptomatology of their problem to their doctor. That may be a non-trivial problem since sharing with somebody the shapes, the colours, and the movement of artefacts due to VS-related pathology(s) is a highly complex and, in some cases, frustrating task since this pathology is still little known.

A Mobile App to Help People Affected by Visual Snow

Damiano Perri
;
Marco Simonetti;Osvaldo Gervasi;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Visual Snow Syndrome is a neurological disease that causes flashing dots to appear throughout the visual field. Patients claim to see an endless stream of flashing dots throughout their visual area. Although patients frequently experience concurrent migraine, visual snow appears to be a distinct phenomenon from prolonged migraine aura. VSS has been linked to eye illness, thalamic dysfunctions, pure cortical phenomena, and disturbing connections between optical networks and nervous system networks. Any process may interact with or be causative of various symptoms and clinical aspects associated with VSS. The pathophysiology of Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) and its likely location are currently being debated. In this work, the goal we have set as a team is to create an Android software application capable of representing what people with Visual Snow Syndrome perceive. The aim is to help patients to describe (and even show) the symptomatology of their problem to their doctor. That may be a non-trivial problem since sharing with somebody the shapes, the colours, and the movement of artefacts due to VS-related pathology(s) is a highly complex and, in some cases, frustrating task since this pathology is still little known.
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