retinal migraine


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Related to retinal migraine: ocular migraine

oc·u·lar mi·graine

a form of migraine with transient monocular vision loss, typically in young adults, which may or may not be associated with headache around the eye.
Synonym(s): retinal migraine

retinal migraine

Neurology A migraine characterized by repeated attacks of monocular scotomata or blindness, lasting up one hr in duration. Cf Classical migraine.
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Retinal migraines tend to be more common in women, people aged under 40, those with a family history of migraines and people with hardening of the arteries, sickle cell disease or epilepsy.
Key words: Retinal migraine, ophthalmoplegic migraine, aura, visual symptoms, differential diagnoses.