Why are ocular migraine so painful.

Ocular migraine. Possible due to a spasms in blood vessels in the retina, the delicate lining in the back of the eye and vision loss or blindness lasting less than an hour. See a headache specialist for prophylactic management.

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What is an ocular migraine?

AKA: Peri-Orbital. Usually a ocular migraine originates from a sensitive network of nerves within the nose. This may be caused by a deviated septum or something called conchobullosa. Surgery can eliminate peri-orbital migraines or greatly reduce them. See: www.Themigrainereliefcenter.Com. Read more...
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...
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...
Visual disturbance. An ocular migraine can be any type of visual disturbance, like blind spots, seeing waving lines or spots before your eyes that you can still see when you close your eyes. The term ocular migraine is used to describe a visual disturbance characteristic to an aura when a person does not subsequently develop headache. For more info on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ Read more...

Can you tell me about ocular migraine?

Brain disturbance. Ocular migraine is a disturbance of the circulation to the occipital lobe of the brain which is the site of visual information processing. This condition causes attacks lasting from 5 min to up to 2 hours, of greying out of 1/2 of the field of view (or a portion) with shimmering lights and variable patterning. It usually comes without warning and leaves with no trace. Read more...

How do u differentiate between TIA and ocular migraine?

Very different. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are caused by a transient clot, usually not causing permanent damage to the brain. About 1/3 of those who experience TIAs go on to have a stroke in the year following their TIA. Ocular migraine is a rare condition. It causes vision loss less than an hour and is thought to be caused by spasms in blood vessels in the retina and cellular communication changes. Read more...
Migraine. A TIA ( transient ischemic attack or "ministroke") will not typically involve headache pain. Both TIA and ocular migraine could involve temporary loss of vision, resolving in the span of minutes to 1-2 hours. Neither will be detected on MRI or CT scan of the brain. The ocular migraine would be more likely to involve pain, nausea, seeing wavy lines, and light or sound sensitivity. Read more...
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...

What tests would u order for someone whose ocular migraine went from 1 a year to multiple times a month? My neuro did nothing, and I am worried.

Ocular migraine. True ocular migraine is rare. One of the symptoms can be brief loss of vision in one eye usually followed with headache. There can be several causes and you should have workup by your family doctor about other illnesses that can cause this. You should also see an eye doctor for a check up. Read more...
CT or MRI. 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. Look at triggers, diet (caffeine, chocolate, etoh, etc.) Read more...