If you are visiting this site, you have likely experienced a visual migraine (ocular migraine, ophthalmic migraine, eye migraine). In general, this refers to the visual warning signs or aura of a migraine attack. It can be a frightening phenomenon. Those affected by visual migraines are good candidates for using migraine glasses (FL-41) to reduce the number of occurrences and severity of the occurrence.
Recently, an LA Times article addressed a different “Visual Migraine” in their piece titled, ‘What it looks like inside a migraine’. Migraine is difficult to explain and instead of struggling with words, some are producing art that does a better job.
“If you have a migraine, you may have visual disturbances, you may have sensory disturbance and you may have pain,” says Klaus Podoll of the department for psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychosomatics at the University Hospital Aachen in Germany. “It is often very difficult for patients to describe something like that in five or 10 minutes. In a picture, you can show them all, at the same time.” The image titled Malte Urbschat’s “Phosphenes and Scotomas” describes his migraine aura symptoms. (Malte Urbschat)
Learn more about migraine eye symptoms.