Migraine Symptoms without a Headache?

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Migraine Symptoms without a Headache?

About Ocular or Ophthalmic Migraine
When most people think about the word “migraine” the first thought that comes to mind is “headache”. But, it actually is possible to have ocular or ophthalmic migraine with striking visual symptoms-and NO headache!”

Symptoms of Ocular or Ophthalmic Migraine
 Patients who are in good overall health sometimes tell us that about once or twice a month they see these strange pulsing images in both eyes-both with their eyes open and closed! Sometimes they tell us that they start out small, may last 10-20 minutes and even cause their vision to become blurry. These episodes actually describe what we know to be an Ocular Migraine-a migraine without a headache! What patients are experiencing is the aura that many sufferers have before the onset of a classic migraine headache. An ocular or ophthalmic migraine often includes zigzag lines, colored lights or flashes of lights expanding to one side of your vision over perhaps 10 to 30 minutes.

If you experience these symptoms, we need to be sure that this is not a sign of a more serious problem, and ask you to schedule an evaluation and eye exam so that we can rule out any other problems and work in concert with your primary care physician or a neurologist to make sure that other testing is not needed.

If you or someone you know has a question about Ocular or Ophthalmic Migraine, please call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Care & Surgery Center is located at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, New Jersey 07059 and 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, and is conveniently located for patients from throughout central and northern New Jersey.