Image of an Operating Room

World Purple Day, celebrated on March 26, is a global initiative to raise awareness about epilepsy. Medically intractable epilepsy is one form of the disorder where patients experience seizures that do not respond to drug therapies.

Evidence shows that surgery is the best option for eligible patients with medically intractable epilepsy. However, a recent study, led by Lawson Health Research Institute’s Dr. Jorge Burneo, shows that fewer than 2 per cent of Ontario patients undergo the procedure.