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Retinal Migraine

Post by Tee on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:26 am

Welcome to the retinal migraine thread.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Retinal migraine is associated with transient monocular visual loss (scotoma) in one eye lasting less than one hour.[2] During some episodes, the visual loss may occur with no headache and at other times throbbing headache on the same side of the head as the visual loss may occur, accompanied by severe light sensitivity and/or nausea. After each episode, normal vision returns.

It may be difficult to read and dangerous to drive a vehicle while retinal migraine symptoms are present.
Retinal migraine is a different disease than scintillating scotoma, which is a visual anomaly caused by spreading depression in the occipital cortex, at the back of the brain, not in the eyes nor any component thereof, such as the retinas.[3] Such a scintillating aura affects both eyes, and sufferers may see flashes of light; zigzagging patterns; blind spots; and shimmering spots or stars. In contrast, retinal migraine involves repeated bouts of temporary diminished vision or blindness in one eye.[4]
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Re: Retinal Migraine

Post by whitzendJane on Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:52 am

I have on occasions had blindness in both eyes for brief periods. FOrtunately my speech gets worse first so I have a bit of warning.
am much better at reading the signs now so it's less scary than when it first started to happen.
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Post by Sheena Hulston on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:06 am

I lost the sight in the right side of my right eye after my second major "stroke" like aura and it has never returned, I have days when it is worse than others, I can even be poked in the eye with no reaction some days. I have just been told I will soon be put on medication for the aura does anyone know what this is and has it helped them?
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Re: Retinal Migraine

Post by Tee on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:58 am

Not heard of meds for just aura - will look into it.

Did find this which is interesting:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ocular-migraine/AN01681
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