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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Ocular Migraine (Overview)

The thought is that the same mechanism involved in the aura phase of migraine is reponsible fro retinal migraine. Think of it this way; the person has the aura but not the headache.


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What is the definition or description of: ocular migraine?

Retinal Migraine: The thought is that the same mechanism involved in the aura phase of migraine is reponsible fro retinal migraine. Think of it this way; the person has the aura but not the headache. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
66 doctors shared insights

Ocular Migraine (Overview)

The thought is that the same mechanism involved in the aura phase of migraine is reponsible fro retinal migraine. Think of it this way; the person has the aura but not the headache.


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What tests would u order for someone whose ocular migraine went from 1 a year to multiple times a month? My neuro did nothing, and I am worried.

What tests would u order for someone whose ocular migraine went from 1 a year to multiple times a month? My neuro did nothing, and I am worried.

CT or MRI: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. Look at triggers, diet (caffeine, chocolate, etoh, etc.) ...Read more

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What causes an ocular migraine? I only recently started having them and don't know how seriously to take them. I have a c-shaped distortion in my eye.

What causes an ocular migraine? I only recently started having them and don't know how seriously to take them. I have a c-shaped distortion in my eye.

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Does dehydration cause ocular migraine?

Does dehydration cause ocular migraine?

Ocular migraines!: They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. Dehydration in possible, as well as stress, or something in your diet - Caffeine, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of ocular migraine?

Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of ocular migraine?

No new treatments!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What is an ocular migraine?

What is an ocular migraine?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What is ocular migraine, why it happens, how much dangerous is it?

What is ocular migraine, why it happens, how much dangerous is it?

Ocular migraine: Talk with your doctor to get a better understanding, but here's some good information. Like many conditions, it can vary from person to person. http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/ocular-migraine-basics hope you get this under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ocular migraine?

Retinal Migraine: The thought is that the same mechanism involved in the aura phase of migraine is reponsible fro retinal migraine. Think of it this way; the person has the aura but not the headache. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an ocular migraine without any pain?

Could you ever have an ocular migraine without any pain?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines usually only last from 1-30 minutes. They can last longer. Very rare for the symptoms to be permanent. I do not know of anyone losing their vision or the symptoms staying permanently. They can recur though. Sometimes there are triggers; the most common are stress, caffeine, chocolate, red wine, food with sulfates, some medications, alcohol, reflections of light. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine (Definition)

A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches is also known as Migraine. Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more