Also known as ocular migraine, ophthalmic migraine is a type of migraine used to describe migraine with characteristics including visual symptoms such as visual floaters, blind spots in the field of vision, and transient loss of vision. This may occur either with or without head pain.

Another similar type of migraine is a retinal migraine. This type is characterized by symptoms that affect only one eye versus both eyes in ophthalmic/ocular migraine and is considered less common. If you are experiencing these symptoms, is it important to contact your provider for further guidance and evaluation.

Call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology for more information about ophthalmic migraines.

By: Brooke Steiger, NP