... told me I had optical migraine syndrome. ... (0 replies)
... Ocular migraines are never associated with a headache so it could be that, if you sometimes have a headache, these are true migraines and you are occasionally doing something to avoid the headaches. ... (4 replies)
... There's loads of info online about migraines and auras if you need more information. ... (4 replies)
... These are the migraines that actually often don't have a headache with it but your sight is affected for about 30 mins and you see zig-zaggy lines and your visions is disrupted. my dad said that my mom got them around the same age as me (40) and that she had them regularly for awhile. she's deceased unfortunately due to lung cancer so i can't ask her questions but was just... (4 replies)
... Ocular migraines are so scary! I got my first one when I was 17, I am almost 21 now... ... (6 replies)
... I get what is called optical or ocular migraines. ... (6 replies)
... post came to my email which caught my eye and I also am new to this group and see how hard it is to get started with people answering you. I myself had my first optical migraine as I found out the next day what it was, when I was approx. 31years old. I am now 55, almost 56 and also found out 2 years ago that I have cataracts. ... (67 replies)
... it may come from the side or the front.......its very strange but I think it may be relatively common I believe ive had it all my life. I have also had auras, optical migraines, spirals to the sides, flashing lights, cobwebs and spots......are you very nearsighted? ... (4 replies)
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... normal fashion when compared to an optical migraine's course of events, according to my neurologist. These began to appear immediately after the permanent blind spot did as well. ... (43 replies)
... Brian, Jodie and Marshall, hope all is well with you too. I also think that my optical migraines were due to stress. When I had the first one, the evening of the first retinal surgery, I thought it was a retinal detachment. ... (699 replies)
... e eye after cataract surgery, my doctor asked if I had headaches afterwards and I didn't. She said if you get a headache after seeing those lines they are called optical migraines. ... (3 replies)
... Brian, it's good to hear that the progressive lens is working so much better for you. You must feel relieved by that.
I've also experienced optical migraines but only twice - on each of the days I had retinal surgery. I didn't have a headache but there was a watery hole in my lower vision that was bordered with flashing lights. Like yours, this went away after a short... (699 replies)
... I have had these for many years. I can go months without seeing one, and then have 2 or 3 in a short space of time. I can't remember when they started, I believe I have always had them.
Mine begins in the corner of one eye....I can't see it all at first...just notice the flashes. It then begins to move into my line of vision...and I have had them in many shapes and colors.... (4 replies)
... I've only had one, but it really affected my central vision. I was at work, and it was hard to see my monitor. I think they are only dangerous if you try to drive during the experience. (4 replies)
... The test required to confirm PVD is called an OCT (optical computed tomography). This is an instrument that looks like a large binocular microscope. When you look into the lenses, you see a straight line of red dots running across your field of vision vertically and horizontally.
The machine prints out a cross-section photo of the back of each eye, showing the retina and the... (9 replies)
... but my optometrist says this is probably atypical migraines. Painless migraines with visual disturbances. ... (1 replies)
... en I squint, I see so many. I've tried drawing all that I see and it looks a mess. I'm going to get to the bottom of all this. I'm out to find out more of these optical migraines which does produce these bright lights. One day, hopefully, some talented doctors will come up with a solution to help us. ... (7 replies)
... as time goes on. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated as it is a real hindrance. I do suffer from migraine with aura but it is rare and also have had optical migraines as well with the blind spot and rainbow vision but it usually goes away within 20 minutes and this other thing is always there. ... (1 replies)
... Isutiger, good question. Back when I got medication it was from my regular doctor. Today I would probably still ask him first (if you have good relationship with him). I really think it is problem with blood flow to brain, but just my opinion and I have not been to medical school.
Good luck. Sandy (6 replies)