An Axon customer was curious to know if ceiling fans can be the cause of triggering 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. I’ve been told it’s some sort of tracking problem with my eyes, but it seems worse when I’m migraine-ing. Any suggestions other than pure avoidance?”
Sensitivity to objects in motion can also be seen in patients with major headaches. Some migraine patients get a dizzy or off-balance sensation when riding in a car and seeing the scenery move by the car. Some patients notice this “visual discomfort” when walking down an aisle at a store and seeing objects moving in their peripheral vision. It’s not clear why migraine sufferers have this sensitivity. Unfortunately, other than avoidance, as recommended in this post, there are few treatments. FL-41, while not a cure for this phenomenon can be helpful in reducing this visual discomfort.
Ocular migraine and Optical migraine
Ocular migraine and Optical 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 serious headaches. To others, they mean the visual disturbance, or “aura” that sometimes precedes a headache. To others, they mean a visual disturbance that occurs in the absence of a headache in someone who suffers from migraine. For more information on these phenomena, see our blog post, http://www.axonoptics.com/migraine/do-you-have-migraine-eye-symptoms/.
Eye pain in someone with migraine is more precisely termed, “migrainous eye pain”. The visual disturbances that sometimes precede a migraine headache are termed, “migraine auras” and migrainous visual disturbances that occur in the absence of a headache are termed, “migraine aura without headache”.