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Ocular Migraines (Ophthalmic or Eye Migraines)

A great article can be found here:

http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/ocular-migraine.htm

Additional Info

The word migraine is associated with a vast array of neurological conditions relating to what most people use in reference to a really bad headache. An ocular migraine is often called a silent migraine, acephalgic migraine, sans-migraine, migraine equivalent, eye migraine, visual migraine, ocular migraine, painless migraine or simply migraine aura without headache. The best name is simply a migraine aura without headache.

Other migraines can be divided into two camps; with headache and without headache (acephalgic). Those two categories are then further divided into specific classes as listed below.

    • Migraine without aura
    • Migraine with aura
    • Abdominal Migraine
    • Basilar-type Migraine
    • Familial hemiplegic Migraine
    • Sporadic hemiplegic Migraine
    • Retinal Migraine
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One response

  1. I had one of these last Thursday and it scared me. Turns out my doctor had had them for years and gave me the low down. Thanks for the link, good stuff to know.

    05/18/2010 at 1:45 AM

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