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Dr. Aaron Haug
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Occular migraine in children is it common?

Dr. Aaron Haug
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Occular migraine in children is it common?

Possible: It is definitely possible. Ocular migraines have been reported in children as young as 2 years old. A thorough eye examination should be performed to exclude other possibilities. ...Read more

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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that may cause symptoms of throbbing pain on one side of the head, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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What is an ocular migraine?

Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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What is ocular migraine, why it happens, how much dangerous is it?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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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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Dr. Steven Bender
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What is the definition or description of: ocular migraine?

Dr. Steven Bender
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Could you ever have an ocular migraine without any pain?

Dr. Michael Ham
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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. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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.

Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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.

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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Dr. Paul Grin
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Why are ocular migraine so painful.

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Can you tell me about ocular migraine?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Michael Ham
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How do u differentiate between TIA and ocular migraine ?

Dr. Michael Ham
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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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Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Does dehydration cause ocular migraine?

Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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