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What are the symptoms of ocular migraines?

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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:

Ocular migraines are usually brief, lasting less than five 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.

  • Blurring
  • Partial vision loss
  • Blank spots in your vision, called scotomas
  • Dimming
  • Flashes of light

SOURCES: 

National Headache Foundation: "Ocular (Ophthalmic) Migraine." 

Pradhan, S. , 2004. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 28, 2016

SOURCES: 

National Headache Foundation: "Ocular (Ophthalmic) Migraine." 

Pradhan, S. , 2004. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 28, 2016

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