Migraine Headache

Optical Migraines


At times only the visual signs of the attack like the aura are present. Optical migraines are characterized by abnormal visual sensations like blurred vision headache and eye strain headache. They occur most often in people with a history of classic migraines and constant headache. Optical migraines are sometimes followed by headache rack.

In this particular type of migraine, there could be repeated attacks of one-sided blind spots, lasting for an hour, with or without headaches.

What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of optical migraines vary, and includes:
* seeing zigzag lines or patterns
* seeing shimmering colored lights
* loss of vision on one side or a spot.
* you can have severe headache pain with these symptoms. You may have headache nausea or vomiting.

Migraine headache is a recurrent incapacitating neurovascular disorder characterized by attacks of persistent headache. Migraine headache symptoms include photophobia (light sensitivity), phonophobia (sensitivity ot noise), nausea and vomiting.
Other term used for optical migraine is ocular migraine. Ophthalmologists are physicians to evaluate patients with eye pain, headaches and headache-associated visual disturbances.Most eye pain and visual disturbances are neurologic in origin, though ophthalmic causes are diagnosed at times.