Guidelines for Television

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Since the 1950's television has been the most commonly reported trigger of seizures in photosensitive people. Originally it was thought that faulty functioning of TV sets was responsible, but it is now believed that neither this nor the usual movements of images on the screen seem to play any significant role in provoking epileptic seizures. The most important criterion is the nearness of the TV screen. The closer the person to the set the more the screen fills their entire field of vision and the greater the effect of the flicker frequency of the picture. Other associated factors can be tiredness and alcohol.

Guidelines for watching TV: A few simple procedures can be taken to avoid seizures resulting from watching TV.

When purchasing a new TV set consider the following issues:

Position of the TV set;