What is Ocular Migraine?

An ocular migraine, also known as a retinal or ophthalmic migraine, is a type of migraine that involves visual disturbances in one eye. Ocular migraines can cause a variety of visual symptoms, including blind spots, flashes of light, or wavy or jagged lines. These symptoms may last for a few minutes to an hour and are usually followed by a headache.

The exact cause of ocular migraines is not fully understood, but they are thought to be related to changes in blood flow to the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye. Ocular migraines are usually harmless, but in rare cases, they may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, such as a blood clot or aneurysm.

If you experience ocular migraines, it is important to talk to your doctor or an eye care professional. They can help to determine the cause of your migraines and recommend appropriate treatment. Treatment options may include medications to prevent or treat migraines, lifestyle changes, or eye exercises.

If you experience any sudden or severe visual changes, or if you have any other unusual symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, as these may be signs of a more serious condition.