Ocular migraines are usually brief, lasting less than five minutes. However, they can last up to 30 minutes. Forty-one percent of people have a headache during the vision loss. Twenty-five percent have it before or after.
Getting migraine headaches is tough. Managing a migraine at work can be even trickier.
Can you keep migraines at bay while you're on the job? What can you do if one strikes during working hours? How much do you have to tell your boss about it, and could it hurt your career?
WebMD spoke with migraine and workplace experts about that. Here's their advice:
Since ocular migraines are fairly brief, it's likely that you will be diagnosed based on your recollection of symptoms.
The symptoms of ocular migraines are similar to those of other serious disorders, such as eye diseases and stroke. So your doctor will want to do a thorough evaluation. If you have any of the risk factors below, your doctor may run additional tests to rule out more serious conditions: