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The broken visual field that sometimes accompanies a migraine - what is the medical name for it?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Scotoma
Migraine affecting the circulation to the occipital lobe, the part of the brain processing visual information, commonly causes a greying out of a portion of one side of the field surrounding by sparkling light.
The greyed out portion is termed a scotoma. Fortunately these tend to be short term and end with no permanent change.

In brief: Scotoma
Migraine affecting the circulation to the occipital lobe, the part of the brain processing visual information, commonly causes a greying out of a portion of one side of the field surrounding by sparkling light.
The greyed out portion is termed a scotoma. Fortunately these tend to be short term and end with no permanent change.
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