Ocular Migraine

An ocular migraine, also known as an ophthalmic migraine or retinal migraine, is a painless and temporary disturbance in vision that affects either one or both eyes. Ocular migraines usually resolve, without medication, within 20 to 30 minutes from the start of the occurrence. If the ocular migraine is accompanied by a throbbing headache, then it is classified as a migraine with an aura.

At South Side Eye, our skilled eye doctors in Chesapeake, VA offer compassionate, effective treatment for ocular migraines, otherwise known as retinal migraines. We will assess your symptoms and develop a treatment plan so you can get back to living headache-free! To schedule an appointment, click the button below:

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Causes Of An Ocular Migraine

A classic migraine and an ocular migraine have causes that are similar. They may include:

Man running in between his eyes as he suffers from an ocular migraine

  • A family history of migraines
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Diet
  • Smoking
  • Strong odors
  • Stress
  • Sleep deprivation

Symptoms Of An Ocular Migraine

Ocular migraines have several visual symptoms which include:

  • A small blind spot that enlarges
  • Bright flashing or flickering lights
  • Wavy or zig-zag lines that surround the blind spot
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea
  • Visual loss

Treatment Of An Ocular Migraine

Ocular migraines tend to resolve on their own and usually require no treatment. An ocular migraine may be the indication of an underlying condition and a physician should be consulted.

Southside Eye Care proudly serves Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach Virginia as well as the surrounding areas. For more information on Ocular Migraine call us at 757-484-0101 today or click the button below to book an appointment:

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