Learn about Flammer's Syndrome with Josef Flammer, MD and patient Hillary Golden.
The Flammer syndrome describes a combination of symptoms and signs which result from a predisposition to a generally increased sensitivity. The main focus is a modified, mostly increased response of the blood vessels to stimuli like cold or emotional stress and the resulting phenomenon like cold hands. The increased sensitivity also affects other sensations like smell, pain, vibration or medication effects etc.
Certain diseases, such as normal tension glaucoma, can even be induced (among other causes and together with other risk factors) by a Flammer Syndrome.