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Updated October 6, 2022

When exposed to specific visual pictures, such as light patterns or flashing lights, a small percentage of people may develop seizures. Exposure to certain patterns or backdrops on a screen while playing or watching games may cause seizures in some people, even if they have no history of seizures or epilepsy. Seizures can cause loss of consciousness as well as harm, including injury from falling or hitting adjacent objects. Consult your doctor before playing or watching games if you or anybody in your family has a history of seizures, including any epileptic condition.

If you notice any of the following symptoms or problems, STOP IMMEDIATELY and see your doctor before continuing to play or watch:

• seizures,
• dizziness or lightheadedness,
• altered vision or eye discomfort,
• nausea,
• eye or muscle twitches,
• loss of awareness,
• disorientation or confusion,
• any involuntary movement,
• including jerking or shaking of arms or legs,
• or convulsions.

Seizures and accompanying symptoms are more common in children and teens than in adults. Parents should supervise their children's game play or game viewing, including looking for the symptoms listed above, asking children if they have any of these symptoms, and IMMEDIATELY ceasing use and visiting a physician if any of these symptoms arise.

When playing or watching games, take the following steps to lower your risk of seizures:

• Play or watch in a well-lit room
• Avoid playing or watching when tired or fatigued
• Play or watch as far from the screen as possible, and on the smallest screen available
• Avoid prolonged game play or watching, including by taking breaks while playing/watching
• Stop playing or watching if you experience any discomfort