Ocular migraine: visual symptoms

Ocular migraine is a specific type of migraine that affects vision and the eyes. This normally only affects one eye.

Visual symptoms of the ocular/retinal migraine can last from 5 minutes to one hour.

Scintillation: During ocular migraine, a person might see twinkling lights.

Scotoma: During ocular migraine, the vision of a person might decrease or there is complete loss of vision.

During ocular migraine a person might see flickering lights surrounding a central blind spot that slowly migrate across the vision.

A person suffering from ocular migraine may experience pain around their eyes during or after the visual symptoms are over.