Ocular Migraine

One-sided headache is known as migraine. In ocular migraines, the aura is the triggering factor. There is usually temporary loss of vision in one eye due to reduced blood flow in the retina lasting less than one hour. Blind spots in the vision, flashing lines, zig-zag lines, psychedelic lights, etc., are all aura that occurs before an ocular migraine. Painkillers are useful in reducing the migraine.

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How to cure the left-sided headache along with eyes and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a left-sided headache and was advised an MRI. I was told by my doctor that it was a migraine. He prescribed Betacap TR in the morning, Tryptomer at night, and Naxdom 500 in the case of a severe headache. But suddenly, there is a left-sided pain with eyes and ear pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns. A migraine is often characterized by unilateral headaches and often affects young females like you. It is often accompanied by eye pain. The treatment prescribed by your doctor is according to the standard clinical practic...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain while wearing my glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-years-old male. Four months back, I got my new eye prescription. The eye power for my right eye is 5.5, and the left eye is 3.5. For the past ten days, I am feeling pain in my forehead wearing my glasses. I went to my eye doctor and had my eye test done again. The doctor thorou...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your case is a classical case of the wrong power of glasses. It can be either a mistake from the optometrist or doctor who has given you a power prescription. Or it may be the error in the making of glass. So I advise you to get your glasses checked by lensometer. Al...  Read Full »

What causes gray spots in vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gray areas in my vision. I searched for the symptoms and it is not eye floaters. It is more like parts of my vision are covered in gray. I took a CT scan but it did not show anything.  Read Full »

Dr. Julie Hwang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned that parts of your vision are covered in gray in each eye, and that if you are looking with both eyes, it is not a problem. I am wondering if it is in the same spot in each eye (for example, right in the middle of your vision in both eyes). If it were ...  Read Full »

What causes sudden blurred vision and light sensitivity?

Query: Hi doctor, Around six years ago, I used 0.50 power spectacles for sudden blurred near vision. The same thing happened yesterday. Again, I am feeling sensitivity to light now. There is no pain, fever or eye itching.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Photophobia or light sensitivity and blurring of near vision could indicate one of the following conditions: Dry eyes. Computer vision syndrome. Uveitis or intraocular inflammation. Ocular migraine. Idiopathic or unknown cause. While first two are benign conditions and re...  Read Full »

What can be done for flash blindness kind of visual disturbances?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I work with computer eight hours per day, I was wearing contact lenses for 15 years, glasses for eight years prior to that. I go to yearly checkups with my optician and physician. I eat healthy foods and exercise daily. I have healthy BMI, no known diseases, n...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are not many conditions which can give rise to the feeling of being blinded by a camera flash for 24 hours. A few of the conditions which can give rise to periodic flashes of light are retinal detachment, posterior vitreous detachment...  Read Full »

I have a pain behind my left eye and a headache in the base of the skull. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know if you would be able to help. I just want to be pointed in the right direction. I am 25 years old. My height is 5 feet and 2 inches. I weigh about 127 kg. I have underactive thyroids, but they are not treatable by NHS standards. I have a mixed connective tissue disorder....  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know further details about your symptoms: Since when do you have these headaches? In which areas of the head do you feel the headache? From where does it originate? Is it limited to the area behind the left eye alone? What kind of a headache would you d...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have multiple migraines in a week?

Query: Hello doctor,I need your advice, please. I am a 44-year-old working mother of three children and normally in great health. In the last 20 years, I have had about three visual migraines. There is no headache and I get back to normal 30 minutes later. This week, I had a visual migraine on Monday, felt...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be related to status migrainosus, which causes a temporary dysfunction of some brain regions related to persistent migraine attacks. For this reason I would recommend performing a brain MRI (which would be better compared to the CT scan) and som...  Read Full »

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