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I have scintillating scotoma. What causes it?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Patience

This is a component of ocular migraine, which has its origination in the occipital lobes of the brain.
Most are of short duration although the visual diminution in the center can be very disturbing. Ocular (occipital) migraine is benign, causes no permanent changes and clears with no after effects. If very frequent, you could seek the help of a neurologist but this is uncommon.

In brief: Patience

This is a component of ocular migraine, which has its origination in the occipital lobes of the brain.
Most are of short duration although the visual diminution in the center can be very disturbing. Ocular (occipital) migraine is benign, causes no permanent changes and clears with no after effects. If very frequent, you could seek the help of a neurologist but this is uncommon.
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