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Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Yes.: Migraine auras can be vary form patinet to patient : blind spots (scotomas) which are sometimes outlined by simple geometric designs, zigzag lines that gradually float across your field of vision, shimmering spots or stars, changes in vision, flashes of light. ...Read more

Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up. ...Read more

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Are flickering lights in vision an aura?

Are flickering lights in vision an aura?

Possible, but...: Possible if you suffer from migraines. Flashing or flickering in one eye can also signal pulling by the vitreous on the retina. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more

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What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

Start med early: Most likely this is a migraine with aura; because there is an aura, recommendation would be to take a tryptan as soon as you think it might be coming on. ...Read more

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Cloudy, hazy vision. Seeing arcs or flashes of light?

Cloudy, hazy vision. Seeing arcs or flashes of light?

Detachment?: Probably a vitreous detachment (no treatment), or retinal detachment (needs prompt surgery). See ophthalmologist very soon (days). ...Read more

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I had auras of colorful zig zags before a migraine . What causes auras to happen? My aura really affected my whole vision. Is that normal for an aura?

I had auras of colorful zig zags before a migraine . What causes auras to happen? My aura really affected my whole vision. Is that normal for an aura?

Auras: Auras are caused by the migraine (vasospasm of a blood vessel) occurring in the occipital lobe of the brain. The are where vision is perceived causing the zig zag symptoms preceding the headache. ...Read more

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Funky vision problems. Prisms, flashes of light, etc?

Funky vision problems. Prisms, flashes of light, etc?

Migraine: Sounds like typical ophthalmic migraine, but retinal tear or occipital avm are in the differential- see an ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more

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What causes a pre migrain aura/ visual disturbance but no migraine headache?

What causes a pre migrain aura/ visual disturbance but no migraine headache?

Neurologic disturb: Unilateral episodic throbbing neurologic disturbance or deficits occur before headache but if you know how to avoid the severe headache by lifestyle modification or taking your rx before the attack it will be aborted. ...Read more

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How come flashing lights cause seizures?

How come flashing lights cause seizures?

Photoparoxysmal resp: Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation. Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more

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What causes the zig zag vision during a panic attack?

What causes the zig zag vision during a panic attack?

Like a migraine: It's probably due to increased neural activity in the visual cortex of your brain. ...Read more

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Can flashing lights set off seizures?

Can flashing lights set off seizures?

Trigger: Yes it can, if you have tendency for generalized or myoclonic seizures, flasing lights can be a trigger of the seizure, so it is advised to avoid flasing lights including video games that contain a lot of flashings. ...Read more

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Why do bright lights trigger migraines in me?

Why do bright lights trigger migraines in me?

Triggers: As we better understand migraine, it appears that the brain becomes more sensitive to bright lights and loud noises hours before the migraine starts. The sensitivity to lights may not be the trigger but just a symptom of the headache that has already started. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine attack that makes visual changes?

What things trigger a migraine attack that makes visual changes?

Many things: Common triggers include food, activities, stress, and environmental factors. Visual changes are more of a feature of migraines and not necessarily related to triggers. ...Read more

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How does a flashing light induce seizures?

How does a flashing light induce seizures?

Photic stimulation: Eeg's may include the flashing lights in an attempt to de-synchronize cerebral rhythms to prove presence of epilepsy. Seizures may be seen on dance floors with strobe lights if inappropriate frequencies of flashing. All of these evokes a chemical response from glutamate receptors, and subsequent epileptic discharges. ...Read more

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Does petit mal causes flash lights.

Does petit mal causes flash lights.

"Petit mal": does not cause flashing lights. Flashing lights don't usually cause Petit Mal (absence seizures) Partial seizures and Generalized Tonic Clonic seizures can be brought on by lights flashing at specific frequencies (also called Nintendo Epilepsy) Absence ( Petit mal) is more likely to be brought on by hyperventilation. These brief generalized seizures typically last 1-3 seconds. ...Read more