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Ocular Migraine (Overview)

A condition in which a person suffers from a migraine that involves visual disturbance. Ocular migraines can develop with or without the accompanying pain of a typical migraine.


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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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Ocular Migraine (Overview)

A condition in which a person suffers from a migraine that involves visual disturbance. Ocular migraines can develop with or without the accompanying pain of a typical migraine.


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What is an otic migraine?

What is an otic migraine?

Possible migraine : Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd.Com. ...Read more

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What is a retinal migraine?

What is a retinal migraine?

5 signs: One eye visual disturbances (flashing light, dark spot, blind) temporary visual loss headache (starts after visual changes) repeated (at least 2 attacks) it’s helpful to see your doctor during an attack, so she can ask the appropriate questions to diagnose you. If your symptoms don’t quite fit the above criteria, you may have another type of migraine. ...Read more

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What is an abdominal migraine?

What is an abdominal migraine?

Usually in kids: Abdominal migraine, to put it as simply as possible, is involves pain in the abdomen, even when there's no headache. Typically, the pain lasts about two hours, but anywhere from 1-72 hours. Between attacks, things are fine. Sometimes there are other symptoms, such as nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light, irritability, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache. ...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 an ocular migraine? Is it a sign of something serious?

What is an ocular migraine? Is it a sign of something serious?

The term "ocular migraine" can be confusing: It's sometimes used to refer to two different conditions, one of which usually isn't cause for concern, and the other which might have more–serious complications. In some cases, ocular migraine describes a migraine aura that involves your vision. Migraine auras include a variety of sensations — often visual, but which also may include other sensations, such as numbness — that precede or accompany a migraine. Aura can sometimes occur without an associated headache. A migraine aura that affects your vision is common. Visual symptoms are short lasting. A migraine aura involving your vision will affect both eyes, and you may see: Flashes of light, Zigzagging patterns, Blind spots, Shimmering spots or stars. These symptoms can temporarily interfere with certain activities, such as reading or driving, but the condition usually isn't considered serious. Sometimes, ocular migraine is used as a synonym for the medical term "retinal migraine. " A retinal migraine is a rare condition occurring in a person who has experienced other symptoms of migraine. Retinal migraine involves repeated bouts of short–lasting, diminished vision or blindness. These bouts may precede or accompany a headache. A retinal migraine — unlike a migraine aura affecting vision — will affect only one eye, not both. However, most often, loss of vision in one eye isn't related to migraine. It's generally caused by some other more serious condition. So if you experience visual loss in one eye, be sure to see an eye specialist. ...Read more

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What happens in an ophthalmoplegic migraine?

What happens in an ophthalmoplegic 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 an intractable headache?

What is an intractable headache?

Tough to stop: Or prevent and may require concerted vigorous therapeutic interventions of an extraordinary & meticulous approach to control & reverse Many of these are of migraine etiology ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ophthalmoplegic migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Ophthalmoplegic migraine?

Ocular migraine: Ophthalmoplegic migraine (Ocular migraines) = vascular headache in which pain centers on the eye. There may be paralysis or weakness of eye muscles. ...Read more

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What is an eye astigmatism?

What is an eye astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more

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What is an eye infection?

What is an eye infection?

Infection: An infection of the conjunctiva--conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial. Other parts of the eye, or all the parts can become infected. Cornea- Keratitis; Retina-keratitis; vitreous-vitritis ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours it may have other associated symptoms like nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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What is an alternative medicine for eye floaters?

What is an alternative medicine for eye floaters?

Unknown: None exist to my knowledge. They are a natural aging change and sometimes can be an emergency. I would see an ophthalmologist first to make sure it is not an emergency. Some doctors can do a laser to blast away the floaters. ...Read more

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What is a hemipelegic migraine?

What is a hemipelegic migraine?

Still a migraine: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Migraines can come with spasm in vessels and cause weakness of parts when it is in full bloom. Visit www.Neurosciencemysths.Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more

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What is the between an tension headache and an aneurysm?

What is the between an tension headache and an aneurysm?

Vertigo headache: You are having very distressing symptoms. Many possibilities. Time to call your doctor to determine the cause and give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is an optic lesion?

What is an optic lesion?

Disease of the eye: There are many 'lesions' affecting the vision and optics of the eye. Ophthalmologists speak of optic disease mostly when referring to the optic nerve. That can be damaged by trauma, multiple sclerosis, tumors, and some other rare conditions. Check with the doctor who used this term and see where your optic lesion is located and what that means for you. ...Read more

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What is migraine?

What is migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more

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What is ocular albinism?

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What is ocular albinism?

Ocular: Loss of pigmentation or dark color of eye. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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 causes ocular migraines and can they lead to blindness?

What causes ocular migraines and can they lead to blindness?

Reversible blindness: Retinal migraine is usually characterized by attacks of fully reversible monocular visual loss associated with migraine headache. Grosberg bm, solomon s, friedman di, lipton rb (2006) cephalalgia. 26 (11), 1275-86. ...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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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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I've been having this ocular migraine that has lasted over 3 hours. How can I stop the headache?

I've been having this ocular migraine that has lasted over 3 hours. How can I stop the headache?

Nasal Decongestant: Try a nasal decongestant spray. This will decrease the swelling in the delicate plexus of nerves within your nose that triggers occular migraines. ...Read more

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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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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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Bad ocular migraine 5 days ago now with visual static won't go away. Why?

Bad ocular migraine 5 days ago now with visual static won't go away. Why?

See doc!: Any change or worsening of a typical headache (for you) is a sign that something worse may be going on. Call your doc now or go to an ER. ...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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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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Whats causes ocular migraine? Can computer use cause this?

many possible: Causes. Increased stress, decreased sleep, dehydration, low blood sugar, changes in caffeine, certain times of the month, dietary culprits, barometric pressure changes, bright flickering lights. If you already had a normal head ct, then i recommend you keep an episode diary for 6 wks looking for your triggers. ...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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Many years ago I was diagnosed as having an ocular migraine. I experienced only vision loss. Are these new symptoms anything of concern. Frequency and intensity has recently increased. Used to have ~1 per month, have had two this week..

Many years ago I was diagnosed as having an ocular migraine. I experienced only vision loss. Are these new symptoms anything of concern. Frequency and intensity has recently increased. Used to have ~1 per month, have had two this week..

Migraine?: Please see your doctor. He/she may refer you to a headache clinic if other reasons for your symptoms are not found. Please get a second opinion or stay w/doc until you are feeling better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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