Wentzell S, Ryan M (2018) Visual Snow Syndrome: A Case Report and New Treatment Option. Clin Med Rev Case Rep 5:246.


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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410246

Visual Snow Syndrome: A Case Report and New Treatment Option

Shauna Wentzell1* and Mary Ryan2

1General Pathology Resident, McMaster University, Canada

2Consultant Endocrinologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Limerick and Bon Secours at Barrington's, Ireland


We present the case of a 47-year-old male who was diagnosed with Visual Snow Syndrome following extensive specialist consults and medical testing. With an unknown pathogenesis, Visual Snow Syndrome is very difficult to treat and there is no one treatment suited for all patients. The patient in this case report was successfully treated with Amitriptyline based on the hypothesis that Visual Snow Syndrome is a form of peripheral neuropathy and pituitary fatigue. With nearly 200 documented cases of visual snow worldwide [1], this case will add to the possible successful treatment options.