Is there a difference between Optical Migraine and Ocular Migraine?

April 5, 2012
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  Optical Migraine and Ocular Migraine Optical migraine and Ocular migraine are terms that most physicians no longer use. The reason for not using these terms is that they can mean different things to different people. To some they mean eye pain in someone with migraines. To others, they mean the visual disturbance, or “aura” that sometimes […] Read More

Ceiling Fans, Flickering, Motion, and Migraine

March 7, 2012

A recent question from a customer asked about ceiling fans and if it may trigger migraine attacks: I just ordered a pair of FL-41 glasses for help with fluorescents, but am wondering if anyone out there has trouble with ceiling fans. The spinning actually makes me fall over, particularly if it catches me off guard. […] Read More

Migraine Headaches: Frequently Misdiagnosed

August 11, 2011

Migraine headaches are very common and affect about 18% of women and 9% of men at some point in their lives. However, this common illness is often misdiagnosed as “tension headache”, “sinus headache”, or allergy. Here are some of the characteristics of migraines that help differentiate them from other headache syndromes: Unilateral headache. A headache […] Read More