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Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Occipital migraine
In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye and then the other).
Usually the greyed out loss has a shimmering surround which flickers until it disappears. These type of migraines are benign, short lasting (usually less than an hour), and cause no permanent change. No worry unless frequent.

In brief: Occipital migraine
In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye and then the other).
Usually the greyed out loss has a shimmering surround which flickers until it disappears. These type of migraines are benign, short lasting (usually less than an hour), and cause no permanent change. No worry unless frequent.
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