Hi, I'm hoping someone can help us out. Not sure if this is TS, or something else.
My eight-year-old son has had this odd tic for a little over a year now. It occurs when he's in bright direct light, usually sunlight. He turns toward the light, as if drawn to it- he won't wear a hat or sunglasses- and blinks or flutters his eyes while waving his hand in front of his eyes. Often he will have an added twitch or spasm.
We took him to a pediatric neurologist, who said his EEG was fine, and said it seemed to be simply a habit, and not to worry about it. We're highly doubtful of that opinion, but unsure where else to go. It seems sort of like TS, but I haven't heard of light-induced tics like this. My wife has had a couple of seizures- could this be epilepsy-related? Or something like stuttering? Do we need an MRI, CT scan, therapy?
Hoping someone can shed some light on this. It is frustrating for him and for us.