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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
An ocular migraine, also called a retinal migraine, is a temporary visual disturbance in one of your eyes. You may have partial or complete blindness. You may see bright or flashing lights. These symptoms can last from a few seconds to 1 hour. You may have a migraine headache during or after the visual symptoms. The cause of an ocular migraine is not known.
- Prescription pain medicine may be given if you also have a migraine headache. Ask your healthcare provider how to take this medicine safely.
- Call your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Return to the emergency department if:
- Your symptoms do not go away after 1 hour.
- You have symptoms in both eyes.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.