What is photosensitive epilepsy?

Epilepsy with seizures triggered by flickering or flashing lights. It also may be called photic epilepsy or photogenic epilepsy. Photosensitive epilepsy is a fairly rare form of epilepsy that can trigger a seizure on exposure to certain types of flashing or flickering lights or patterns. Only a small percent of epilepsy sufferers are photosensitive, although the condition may also manifest itself in people with no previous history of epilepsy. It is more common in younger people.