What Is Ocular Migraine?

Q:
What is ocular migraine?

A:
A migraine that involves visual disturbance is called an ocular migraine. Ocular migraines can develop with or without the accompanying pain of a classic migraine. You may hear your doctor call ocular migraine by some other names, such as visual, retinal, ophthalmic, optical migraine, visual migraine or monocular migraines.

If you have ocular migraine, you may get vision loss or blindness in one eye for a short time — less than an hour. You can have it along with or after a migraine headache.

See your doctor to find out if you have ocular migraine. He can rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Be ready to describe what you went through as completely as you can to help him figure out what’s really going on.

Keyword: ocular migraine; ocular migraines; ophthalmic migraine; optical migraine; visual migraine

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