visual aura

visual aura

epileptic aura characterized by visual illusions or hallucinations, formed or unformed, including scintillations and teichopsia.
See also: aura (1).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vis·u·al au·ra

(vizh'ū-ăl awr'ă)
Epileptic aura characterized by visual illusions or hallucinations, formed or unformed, including scintillations, and teichopsia.
See also: aura (1)
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aura, visual 

Visual sensations that precede an epileptic attack or a migraine. These sensations may appear as light flashes, scintillating scotomata, etc.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

vis·u·al au·ra

(vizh'ū-ăl awr'ă)
Epileptic aura characterized by visual illusions or hallucinations, formed or unformed.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A single-blind, clinical study was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of PEA in 20 sufferers of migraines who experienced severe pain as well as visual aura. Each was given 1,200 mg of PEA daily for 90 days, and all were evaluated at 30, 60, and 90 days.
THE PRESENCE OF VISUAL AURA during migraine is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a study in Neurology has found.
A migraine also has a characteristic headache-pulsating or throbbing, usually one-sided, and generally preceded by a visual aura. Patients describe the aura as a spectacle of different lights, somewhat psychedelic in character.
Visual aura may show the spreading nature of seizures to the occipital lobe.
It sounded great on record but was sensational on stage as the impact of the atmospheric lighting created an intense audio visual aura.
Given the fact that women have elevated stroke risk factors such as hypertension, migraine with visual aura, diabetes, depression, atrial fibrillation (a heart disease) one in five women are at risk for stroke compared to one in six men.
(8) reported that prednisolone stopped migraine and returned the platelet count to the normal levels in a 31-year-old ITP case, who had concomitant ischemic cerebral infarction and migraine with visual aura. Consistent with the study by Nanri et al.
Case reports have also suggested that ginger may prevent the onset of headache when taken upon the onset of visual aura.
If they are not empathetic, then there may be a possibility of misreading the aura of the other person, either because they cannot read it at all, or because a visual aura is being evoked by a reaction to their own personal feelings towards the person/client.
Women with probable migraine with visual aura (PMVA) have an increased risk for ischemic stroke (odds ratio [OR]=2.1) but not hemorrhagic stroke.
A visual aura occurs in the visual cortex area of the brain and can cause sufferers to see zigzagging lines or blurry spots, or to lose parts of their fields of vision.

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