What Is Ocular Migraine?

Q:
What is ocular migraine?

A:
Ocular migraines can cause vision loss or blindness in one eye that lasts less than an hour. They usually start after a migraine or with a migraine.

 

Symptoms
Ocular migraines have warning signs such as:

  • Vision problems that affect just one eye.
  • A headache that lasts from 4 to 72 hours.

 

Causes
The causes of ocular migraines are still unsure. They might be related to spasms in blood vessels in the retina, the lining in the back of the eye and changes that spread across the nerve cells in the retina.

 

Treatments
Usually, you can get recovery from ocular migraines without any treatment within 30 minutes. It’s better for you to stop what you’re doing and rest your eyes until your vision goes back to normal. If you have a headache, take a pain reliever that your doctor recommends.

If you get vision loss in one eye only, it could be due to a serious condition that isn’t related to migraine. Visit your doctor right away for prompt treatment or go to the emergency room.

 

 

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