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Can an ocular migraine occur in only one eye?

Can an ocular migraine occur in only one eye?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines usually affect the vision out of both eyes and the origin is the occipital cortex. Retinal migraines affect the vision out of one eye and the origin is the retina, and will only happen in one eye at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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I've had one ocular migraine previously which permanently reduced the vision in the corner of my left eye. Will this show on a brain MRI and if so how?

I've had one ocular migraine previously which permanently reduced the vision in the corner of my left eye. Will this show on a brain MRI and if so how?

This is rare: A "migraine" that results in a permanent deficit would be extremely rare. You need to be evaluated with formal visual fields by an ophthalmologist to make sure what's going on here. Migraine would not show up on MRI but something like a stroke would. Get checked out. ...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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I also have ocular migraine headaches in which I experience disturbed vision in my eye, so what is the problem?

I also have ocular migraine headaches in which I experience disturbed vision in my eye, so what is the problem?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can be triggered by hormone changes, such as pregnancy or birth control pills. There are many other triggers like caffein, chocolate, and stress. Symptoms are usually flashing / zig zag lights in the vision and typically is both eyes and last 5-30 minutes. ...Read more

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I had ocular migraine (2 weeks ago) half of vision in my left eye was blurred. After it had gone I have permanant reduced acuity in that region causes?

I had ocular migraine (2 weeks ago) half of vision in my left eye was blurred. After it had gone I have permanant reduced acuity in that region causes?

See your doctor: Ocular and neurological migraines can mimic all manner of problems, including those normally caused by strokes.

As you describe persistent visual changes, it would be a very good idea to have both an ophthalmologist and a neurologist see you, to make sure nothing else is going on that might need treatment.

Please make arrangements to see those doctors soon. ...Read more

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Saw rotating "barber's pole" black & white pattern out of corner of left eye for 2 secs. Another ocular migraine? Looked to that side, it was gone.

Saw rotating "barber's pole" black & white pattern out of corner of left eye for 2 secs. Another ocular migraine? Looked to that side, it was gone.

Maybe: Your typical visual hallucinations from acephalic migrains usually last 10 to 15 minutes. However, not everyone has textbook symptoms. Vitreous pulling on the retina could cause visual symptoms as well, which uncommonly can lead to retinal detachment. I would get a full dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Had an ocular migraine, and now I cant stop focusing on my vision. It is very nosey and I'm afraid something is wrong with my eyes or brain.?

Had an ocular migraine, and now I cant stop focusing on my vision. It is very nosey and I'm afraid something is wrong with my eyes or brain.?

Can be a big problem: An inability to stop focusing on one's vision can be a BIG problem. The reason is that her brain normally absorbs billions of bits of information from what goes into her eyes. She gets VISION only after her brain has processed that information. If she "overthinks" the information or is intercepting some of it before she's supposed to get her final images, she will think she is seeing weird stuff. ...Read more

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Headache above eye and nose, had blurred vision in my left eye for about 15 minutes, the clear. Could this be ocular migraine? Right eye ok

Headache above eye and nose, had blurred vision in my left eye for about 15 minutes, the clear. Could this be ocular migraine? Right eye ok

Headache: Yes it could be a migraine. Did you have nausea? Would get eye angles checked for narrow angles and eye pressures and optic nerve checked to be sure all ok. See http://youtu. Be/UHfYHXYsV_E Consult with us about migraine diet recommendations: see http://eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com/2014/02/migraine-diet-recommended-and-not. Html ...Read more

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Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.

Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.

Good diet: If your diet is deficient in green and red veggies, 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zea xanthine is good. The AREDS2 formulation is good for preventing intermediate dry macular degeneration from progressing to the wet form. You don't need it if you don't already have macular degeneration. Omega 3 is good for dry eye and depression. Multivits are worthless if you have a reasonable diet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had first ocular migraine last week. Also have had a dull headache on top right portion of head. Comes and goes, feels better now when I lay down.?

Had first ocular migraine last week. Also have had a dull headache on top right portion of head. Comes and goes, feels better now when I lay down.?

Sure it's migraine?: Any new onset migraine should be evaluated by a clinician. Normally a migraine with aura shouldn't linger for days. You should also have your blood pressure checked when you are up and about with headache and when you lie down. And possibly also have your ocular pressures checked to be sure the "ocular migraine" isn't glaucoma. It may be just migraine, but need to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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After having one ocular migraine after never having one for 50 years of life with no headaches, is it more or less likely to get more migraines?

After having one ocular migraine after never having one for 50 years of life with no headaches, is it more or less likely to get more migraines?

More likely: Migraine is a life long risk. It flares during puberty, child bearing and with age. Older patients may develop more complex events. Use Aspirin to protect your brain. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...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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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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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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Is it recommended to see a neurologist for an ocular migraine?

Is it recommended to see a neurologist for an ocular migraine?

No: Your eye md and / or primary care physician should be able to diagnose and make recommendations on the best way to control. If there is atypical presentation or other symptoms, a consult with neurologist may be relevant. ...Read more

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Does ocular migraine cause blurred vision?

Does ocular migraine cause blurred vision?

During attack: Ocular (occiipital) migraine can blur the vision during the attack. The vision returns to normal after the attack is over. If blur persists after the attack, then look for another cause. ...Read more

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Could ocular migraine cause tinnitus? Any relationship between them?

Could ocular migraine cause tinnitus? Any relationship between them?

Ocular migraines!: Yes, 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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I have a horrible fear of getting a ocular migraine while driving or being in public. It's preventing me from leaving my house. Should I be worried?

I have a horrible fear of getting a ocular migraine while driving or being in public. It's preventing me from leaving my house. Should I be worried?

Any fear: Can be debilitating and interfere with a healthy life. If you are getting ocular migraines frequently, please see your physician for preventative care. For the fear and anxiety, try such treatments as meditation, biofeedback, exercise, therapy, etc. First take short distance car rides. Also ask your physician for abortive care in the event of a migraine. ...Read more

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Found cause of ocular migraine-turkey sandwich. I can eat all other deli meats. WHAT is in turkey that causes this? Thnx to all previous doc answers.

Unknown: It might be turkey or seasonings or preservatives. You could try only eating one type of deli meat at a time for a few days and record results. ...Read more

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Why are ocular migraine so painful.

Why are ocular migraine so painful.

Ocular migraine: Possible due to a spasms in blood vessels in the retina, the delicate lining in the back of the eye and vision loss or blindness lasting less than an hour. See a headache specialist for prophylactic management. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ocular migraine?

Can you tell me about ocular migraine?

Brain disturbance: Ocular migraine is a disturbance of the circulation to the occipital lobe of the brain which is the site of visual information processing. This condition causes attacks lasting from 5 min to up to 2 hours, of greying out of 1/2 of the field of view (or a portion) with shimmering lights and variable patterning. It usually comes without warning and leaves with no trace. ...Read more

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How do u differentiate between TIA and ocular migraine?

How do u differentiate between TIA and 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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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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an ocular migraine?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an ocular migraine?

Vascular phenomenon: Migraines are caused by changes in the blood flow in your head. Ocular migraines are caused by a reduction of flow to the back of your brain. They last 15-60 minutes and resolve without treatment. These symptoms are typically not treated as they resolve. If you have them frequently, then migraine prophylaxis may be used. See a neurologist or primary care physician for management. ...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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Had my first ocular migraine. Should I be worried about something worse like MS or tumor? Diagnosed ocular migraine at emergency room

Had my first ocular migraine. Should I be worried about something worse like MS or tumor? Diagnosed ocular migraine at emergency room

Worry is useless: If this was the only such event - you could let it be. If it's no a single thing - follow-up w/ a full exam. Read: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/expert-answers/ocular-migraine/FAQ-20058113
ERs may not have had a specialist at hand nor time for final Dx. Let's hope yours is simple and you're OK! ...Read more

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Random white flashy circles in peripheral both sides. Full vision good in peripheral and front. Ocular migraine or beginning of retina tear? Worried

Random white flashy circles in peripheral both sides. Full vision good in peripheral and front. Ocular migraine or beginning of retina tear? Worried

Migraine: You are having symptoms in both eyes. Retinal detachment can start with such symptoms but is extraordinarily rare in both eyes except after severe eye trauma. Your symptoms are much more likely that of ocular (or occipital) migraine. If you are worried to the point of distraction or sleep loss, then check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've had an ocular migraine since sunday night. I've finally decided to go to the doctors today. What are they going to do for it? This is my first migraine. I'm also weak, unsteady, back of my headhurtsalso

History, exam...CMD: Need to establish correct diagnosis. Requires good history from patient, thorough exam, perhaps other tests, such as blood tests, and/or imaging like ct or mri. Need to get seen asap. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Ocular Migraine (Definition)

A migraine that involves visual disturbance. Ocular migraines can develop with or ...Read more