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I want to treat scintilatting scotoma, please suggest me treatment?

I want to treat scintilatting scotoma, please suggest me treatment?

No treatment, see dr: If your scotoma gets larger, and more frequent, you need to see your eye doctor, and make sure you have a dilated fundoscopic exam done and that it's monitored. Unfortunately, there's really no treatment for it. ...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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What are causes of central scotoma?

What are causes of central scotoma?

Multiple: Multiple sclerosis, hypertension, methyl alcohol, various nutritional deficiencies, more rarely trauma, vascular insults such as strokes affecting the optic nerve and even trauma can do this. ...Read more

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I have scintillating scotoma. What causes it?

Patience: This is a component of ocular migraine, which has its origination in the occipital lobes of the brain. Most are of short duration although the visual diminution in the center can be very disturbing. Ocular (occipital) migraine is benign, causes no permanent changes and clears with no after effects. If very frequent, you could seek the help of a neurologist but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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I have headache followed by bilateral scintillating scotoma, what to do?

Can have it worked up: By a neuro-ophthalmologist. That is usually a neurologist who specializes in ophthalmic conditions. Or an ophthalmologist, who specializes in neurology issues, and Fellowship trained. S/he may do additional testing on you, to determine a better treatment plan. ...Read more

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Something like a scintillating scotoma when looking very close to computer screen or tv. Stops when I move away. Also doesn't happen anywhere else?

Something like a scintillating scotoma when looking very close to computer screen or tv. Stops when I move away. Also doesn't happen anywhere else?

Normal: This is a normal phenomenon that many people experience, especially looking with peripheral vision near a screen with a lower refresh rate. Newer screens and tvs with faster refresh rates cause this to a much lesser degree.
On the bright side, people usually experience this only when their visual system is finely tuned.
It can be a fun trick to share with friends. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a central scotoma?

Field loss centrally: This is a sort of "hole" in the field of vision involving the receptors in the center of the retina which can be lost from various conditions such as macular degeneration, bleeding, diabetes, laser exposure and other sorts of trauma or disease. ...Read more

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Do you have a scotoma at all times?

Do you have a scotoma at all times?

The Blind Spot: There is one blind spot for each eye. There are not supposed to be any more. If you close one eye, the blind spot will be to the outside (toward your ear) of the open eye. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes scintillating scotomas?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes scintillating scotomas?

Ocular Migraine: Scintillating schotomas are part of the ocular migraine symptoms- a typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. This is what is thought to cause the flashes. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities she should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a scintillating scotoma?

Migraine: A scintillating scotoma occurs with some migraines. It is a distortion of the side vision with a shimmering or wavy effect. The vision in the area of the shimmer is impaired. It is typically in both eyes at the same time, although it can be more prominent in one. It can be stationary or move. Scintillating scotoma are alarming but do not cause long-term vision loss. ...Read more

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How do you treat "scintillating scotoma"?

How do you treat "scintillating scotoma"?

Ocular Migraine: Scintillating schotomas are part of the ocular migraine symptoms. It sounds like a typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities she should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do about scintillating scotoma?

What can you do about scintillating scotoma?

Patience: This is a component of ocular migraine, which has its origination in the occipital lobes of the brain. Most are of short duration although the visual diminution in the center can be very disturbing. Ocular (occipital) migraine is benign, causes no permanent changes and clears with no after effects. If very frequent, you could seek the help of a neurologist but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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During aura do you have a scotoma at all times?

During aura do you have a scotoma at all times?

Migraine: It is not uncommon for migraine to begin with bright lights or spots before the eyes, followed by shimmering scotomata blocking vision in one or both eyes. On occasion transient loss of vision on the right or left sides can occur for several minutes. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever treated a scintillating scotoma?

Has anyone ever treated a scintillating scotoma?

Classical Migraine: Scintillating scotoma usually represents ocular component of migraine. If it occurs preceding a one-sided headache this is classical migraine. Scint. Scot. Has no treatment but the headache that follows can be prevented by intake of couple of cups of regular coffee or cola drinks. Also see your eye md. ...Read more

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I've got scintillating scotoma. What is causing it?

Migraine: Almost always this is due to occipital migraine (the occipital lobe is the portion of the brain which registers the vision). These migraines are usually benign, last several minutes to 2 hours, and are accompanied by greying out areas in one side of each eye surrounded by flashing lights (the scintillating scotomas). These fade with no trace and the eye goes back to normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about scintillating scotoma?

Relax and ignore it: A scintillating scotoma is a benign visual disturbance that can be the start of a classic migraine headache, or occur alone as an ophthalmic migraine without any associated headaches. There is no effective treatment for a scintillating scotoma. ...Read more

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What is a scintillating scotoma and what does it indicate?

Ocular migraine: There are three kinds of migraines. Some people see a 10 to 15 minute visual disturbance followed by a headache. This is a classic migraine. Some people only see the visual disturbance without a headache. This is called an ocular or ophthalmic migraine. Please look online to see the typical appearance of a scintillating scotoma. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a scintillating scotoma that lasted long?

Has anyone ever had a scintillating scotoma that lasted long?

Yes: If your scotoma lasts longer than 15 minutes permenant retinal damage can occur. The scotoma is caused by constriction of the blood flow to your retina. If the scotoma is close to or covers the center of your vision it is more serious. Treatment can be as simple as an adult low strength Aspirin to anti migraine drugs. Can be caused by other neurological problems full evaluation is reccomended! ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a central scotoma like?

Central Scotoma: Is perceived as a dark spot in the center of the vision covering the area used to see fine detail (20/20 center). If you closed the normal eye, the eye with the central scotoma would basically just have peripheral vision left. Hope that helps clarify it. ...Read more

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Could you contribute any stories or facts about "scintillating scotoma"?

Could you contribute any stories or facts about "scintillating scotoma"?

Part of Migraine: The aorta carries blood from the heart with smaller and smaller branching until reaching the retinal artery. Any spasm of blood vessel along the way will decrease oxygen to the retina. The only kind of signal that the retina can send is a message of light which you see as 'scintillating scotoma'. In classical migraine, a headache follows. To prevent headache take a jolt of caffiene right away. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary solutions to preventing scintillating scotoma?

None known: These mostly occur as a phenomenon related to occipital migraine. No dietary changes are known to cause, control or prevent these occurrences. ...Read more

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Can there be any dietary solutions to preventing the recurrence of scintillating scotoma?

No: Migraine can be triggered in different people by different things. No simple way to determine if you have any food triggers. Start a dietary journal. ...Read more

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Scintillating scotoma can it happen in 23 year olds? And is it dangerous? I see clear wavy lines and I get migraines with them

Prevention importan: Migraine is actually a common, harmless, peculiar disorder of the nervous system, which results from changes in the blood circulation in the brain. These changes in circulation produce all the symptoms. It usually runs in families, and seems to be more common in women.

Medication is available to try to ease the headache episode which follow the scotoma

Migraines can occur even younger than 23. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of central scotoma?

Please help! What is the cause of central scotoma?

Blind spot: Scotoma is our big word for blind spot.
Central scotoma would mean that something is causing a blind spot in the central vision.
Damage to the Retina or nerve or brain problems are the top 3 causes.
What did your eye doctor say? ...Read more

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What is the cause of central scotoma? Can this happen to a normal person?

Not enough info: A central scotoma is never normal and needs to be evaluated. There are a bunch of possibilities. ...Read more

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Does anybody know anything about scintillating scotoma relationship to later TIA or stroke?

MIgraine: Scintillating scotoma is a common symptom of migraine. Migraines are believed to marginally increase risk of strokes and tias later in life. Unfortunately there is not much data about this. ...Read more

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Headache followed by bilateral scintillating scotoma. Is that a migraine and how do I nip it in the bud?

Headache followed by bilateral scintillating scotoma. Is that a migraine and how do I nip it in the bud?

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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Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Panic not a cause: Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source I found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you. ...Read more