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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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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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 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 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 diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?

What is the diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?

Pattern/course: Migraine are severe intermittent headaches lasting 4 to 72 hours, sometimes unilateral, throbbing, with nausea. There is usually a family histiory and specific trigger factors such as type of food and drink, hunger, smells, lack of sleep etc. ...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 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 the migraine relief?

Pain resolution: When patients are asked this question in studies, the answer that most give is complete resolution of pain that doesn't return. This is what you should be looking for in a treatment. It is not always completely successful, but there are agents that can greatly help reduce the frequency and intensity of the pain and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemiplegic migraine?

What is the definition or description of: hemiplegic migraine?

Wikipedia: This is a relatively rare migraine. However I am familiar, through family members, with this diagnosis. Since this is a relatively rare diagnosis, the internet will not be very helpful confirming this diagnosis. You will need a physician (neurologist) who has experience with the symptoms to provide you with a reasonable answer. Unfortunately, we're talking about the fringes of medical knowledge. ...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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Please help! what is the medical name for visual disturbances during a migraine?

Please help! what is the medical name for visual disturbances during a migraine?

Aura: The aura typically precedes the headache. The term "migraine" is often misunderstood and misused by non-medical people. The visual disturbance is also part of the a "migraine" - not just the headache. Also you can have a visual disturbance without any headache at all. This is also a migraine. ...Read more

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Can mild headache for hours without a reason be migraine, tumor or nothing?

Can mild headache for hours without a reason be migraine, tumor or nothing?

Maybe something else: Go see a hadache s[pecialist for a proper workup. Can be caused by allergies to foods, stress, unlikely a migraine (which is an overused diagnosis). ...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 the definition or description of: Blurry vision and eye pain?

What is the definition or description of: Blurry vision and eye pain?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision means vision is not clear: letters on 20/20 eye chart are not clear. Could be due to: need glasses, astigmatism; dry eye/tear film; cataract/lens changes; retinal, optic nerve, brain issue. Most common due to need for glasses or tear film issue. If also have eye pain, could be from dry eyes but have Pentacam to rule out narrow angle: see [email protected] or consult with us. ...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 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 is a sensory aura before a headache?

What is a sensory aura before a headache?

Classical migraine: An aura prior to headache can occur in a type of migraine called "classical", and can consist of bright spots before the eyes, loss of vision over right or left visual fields, unilateral numbness, difficulty with speech. Thot to be associated with suppression of brain function prior to onset of headache. Another variety of migraine called hemiplegic, can result in focal weakness. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for migraine headache?

That depends: It really depends on multiple factors, and it can vary from person to person. In addition to medications, it is important to try to identify any potential headache triggers. The best way to do that is to maintain a headache diary. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

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


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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more