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    Ocular Migraine Treatment

    Since it is brief, the vision loss of ocular migraines is not usually treated. But you may need relief for the headache that accompanies or follows it.

    The primary treatment for ocular migraines is to reduce exposure to triggers. Calcium-channel blockers are the main drug treatment for ocular migraines. They work by relaxing the blood vessels. One example is Cardene, which can be given as a pill or as a tab you put under the tongue.

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    Ocular Migraine Symptoms and Diagnosis

    About half of people who get these migraines will lose sight in one eye for a few minutes. In the other half of cases, the symptoms are a bit less dramatic, such as: Blurring Partial vision loss Blank spots in your vision, called scotomas Dimming Flashes of light Ocular migraines are usually brief, lasting less than 5 minutes. But they can last up to 30 minutes. Forty-one percent of people have a headache during the vision loss, and 25% have it before or after.

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    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on February 28, 2016

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