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What happens in an ophthalmoplegic migraine?
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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The dysfunction of the occulo-motor and abducens nerves can induce opthalmoplegic migraines.
Those with this migraines suffer pain around the eye. The muscles surrounding the eye may paralyze. Other accompanying symptoms include droopy eyelid, double vision, enlarged pupil, and vision problems. Usually common among children, these migraines often last for extended periods of time.

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The dysfunction of the occulo-motor and abducens nerves can induce opthalmoplegic migraines.
Those with this migraines suffer pain around the eye. The muscles surrounding the eye may paralyze. Other accompanying symptoms include droopy eyelid, double vision, enlarged pupil, and vision problems. Usually common among children, these migraines often last for extended periods of time.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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