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what causes my vision to get blurry before a migraine?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Aura: Migraine varies from person to person, and your form is likely termed "classical migraine", where the initial symptoms affect your eyes and later the headache develops. This is a result of an electrochemical change in the back of the brain (occipital lobe). Talk to your doctor about both preventative and abortive therapies.

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Dr. Brandon Gabel
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Migraine with aura: It sounds as though you have "migraines with aura". Aura refers to specific symptoms that occur before the onset of the headache. These symptoms are temporary and act as a harbinger of the headache to come. The aura not infrequently involves changes in vision such as blind spots, loss of vision, etc. that are temporary.

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