Can you get ocular migraines in both eyes?

Can you get ocular migraines in both eyes?

Can you get ocular migraines in both eyes?

If the visual disturbance affects just one eye, it's probably an ocular migraine. If it affects both eyes, it's likely a visual migraine. But don't take chances.

Why am I getting ocular migraines all of a sudden?

Causes of retinal migraine Retinal migraine is caused by the blood vessels to the eye suddenly narrowing (constricting), reducing the blood flow to the eye. It may be triggered by: stress. smoking.

What someone with an ocular migraine sees?

During an ocular migraine, or migraine with aura, you may see flashing or shimmering lights, zigzagging lines, or stars. Some people describe psychedelic images. It may also cause blind spots in your field of vision.

What's the difference between retinal migraine and ocular migraine?

Ocular migraine is sometimes confused with retinal migraine, but they are two distinct conditions. A retinal migraine is rare and affects only one eye. Loss of vision in one eye can be a symptom of a more serious medical issue. If you have vision loss in one eye, you should seek medical attention to rule out any underlying conditions.

Can a migraine cause blindness in one eye?

Ocular migraines are rare but they can affect people who suffer frequently from migraines. Ocular migraines cause temporary blindness in one eye. Normally, this type of blindness won’t last longer than an hour. Though it is typically due to a migraine, an ocular migraine can be caused by other conditions.

When to cover one eye with a migraine?

If you’re experiencing a blind spot or other visual disturbance and you’re not sure if it’s an ocular migraine or a visual migraine, then cover one eye at a time. If the visual disturbance is occurring in just one eye, it’s likely that it’s an ocular migraine.

Is it dangerous to drive with ocular migraines?

The visual disturbances may temporarily interfere with certain daily activities such as reading or driving, but the condition usually is not considered serious. It has been noted, however, that aura may be associated with a small increased risk of stroke (cerebral infarction) in women.

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