Sunday, January 10, 2010

Controlling An Ocular Migraine Headache

Fortunately, treating ocular migraine headache can often prove to be difficult which is certainly good news because the pain caused is both hard to bear and also quite frightening. In fact, a person that is suffering from ocular migraine headache will not have any idea as to what is happening to them and also how they can get relief. And, the condition also gives rise to temporary loss of vision in the patient’s eye.

Loss Of Vision
Symptoms of ocular migraine headache include loss of vision, rainbow colored spectrums that appear in the corner of the patient’s eyes and when reading it might appear that certain words or letters in the text are missing which is due to experiencing blind spots.

However, ocular migraine headaches also are known to occur very rarely though if the problem does affect you it will become a particularly vexing problem. With a few well chosen tips you should be able to learn how to survive the ordeal.

First of all, it requires that you do not panic or lose your cool, even if the ocular migraine headache is especially severe because generally these symptoms last for between ten and fifteen minutes and by resting in a quiet and peaceful place you can get enough relief to take further action – if called for. In case, the pain from your ocular migraine headache is so severe that resting does not solve the problem then you can try popping an aspirin or you can try ibuprofen which will help lower the discomfort levels.

In addition, it pays to go in for a shoulder/neck massage and even a rub over your eyebrows will provide relief and of course resting in a quiet place also always helps. You can also prevent ocular migraine headaches by avoiding those triggers that cause the condition to arise in the first place, and so the less stressed out you are the fewer are the chances that ocular migraine headache will strike you down. Also, quitting smoking helps and by controlling hypertension you can also succeed in preventing an attack and you need to also be careful about what you eat and drink because inappropriate foods and beverages too can cause ocular migraine headaches.

When it concerns ocular migraine pregnancy the good news is that every two in three women will with the right treatment be able to overcome their condition during their pregnancy and even while breastfeeding. Only one in every twenty women reports that their condition gets worse during their pregnancy.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ocular Migraine Symptom

Though it is a common belief that all migraines are more or less the same, there are about fifteen percent of these migraine cases that actually relate only to ocular migraine. What’s more, though there are many different types of migraines, migraine symptoms will be more or less the same for each different type of migraine. Ocular migraine symptoms are typically seen as being a visual aura that develops with or without an accompanying headache.

Distortion Of Vision
However, in case a person has an ocular migraine but there is no accompanying headache it then becomes much more difficult to determine what their condition really is. One possible ocular migraine symptom that can help determine what your problem is, is when you start to experiences distortion of your vision which starts in the central part of the vision and which then spreads out to either side.

Another possible ocular migraine symptom is that only one eye will be affected and when the migraine develops further the images in the mind start to become wavy and can even turn gray and in some cases can lead to temporary loss of vision.

Perhaps the most common ocular migraine symptom is when holes begin to appear in the person’s vision which results in missing out on part of what is in front of their eyes. If this happens then you will need to close your unaffected eye which will help you to view the object in front of you though there will still be a blind spot present when you use your affected eye.

Yet another ocular migraine symptom is when looking through your affected eye you notice that everything in front of you is hiding behind what appears to be a gray colored screen and the image in front of you will also become blurred and will not look clear or sharp.

The good news is that these ocular migraine symptoms are more or less temporary and even if you are convinced that your vision has been lost forever such is not the case since no permanent damage will have been done to your eyes. The only worry is that these ocular migraine symptoms will hamper your ability to perform your daily routine activities which means that reading and driving an automobile will become difficult for you.

Ocular migraine headaches are commonly referred to as eye strain. The headache that accompanies ocular migraine can occur on account of sinus condition, allergy, and hypertension and also because of tumors and of course because of stress. It can also occur on account of working in front of a computer screen for long hours and also because of extended television viewing.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What Is Ocular Migraine Stroke

Ocular migraine stroke is but one of many different eye ailments that people can and do suffer from. Furthermore, there is more to understanding ocular migraine stroke than solely for research purposes because it gives rise to serious consequences including affecting the eyes, especially in the case of seniors.

The older a person is the more likely it is that ocular migraine stroke can severely damage their eyes and typically the problems created include cataracts, impaired movement of the eyes and muscle sodification each of which will affect the normal functioning of the eyes.

Loss Of Vision
Because of ocular migraine stroke a person can lose their vision and part of the reason for such impaired or lost vision is an ailment known as Fusarium Keraitits. In the year 2006, the Renu with MoistureLoc solution (made by Bausch & Lomb) was quickly removed from the shelves of retailers because there was an outbreak of Fusarium, which occurred on account of using Renu with MoistureLoc to clean contact lenses.

The exact reasons for ocular migraine stroke outbreaks however are yet to be found though one possible explanation for this condition is that nerves in the rear part of the brain become stimulated in an unusual manner. Furthermore, ocular migraine strokes do not show any fixed patterns and it is in fact also possible to suffer from multiple ocular migraine strokes in a given week and then you may not experience another one for months and even for years.

One possible indication that you are experiencing (or about to experience) an ocular migraine stroke is when you become sensitive to light and sound. In such cases, you need to show yourself to an ophthalmologist and in addition it also helps if you also consult a neurologist who can rule out other possibilities.

Fortunately, you don’t really need any particular kind of treatment for ocular migraine stroke and in fact prevention is the best course of action which means that you must try and avoid the triggers or environments responsible for ocular migraine stroke. Ocular migraine is also a condition that affects people that have not as yet reached the age of forty though if of late you have started to experience headaches then you will do well to consult a physician who will determine whether or not you are at risk of ocular migraine stroke.

Though there is more than one type of ocular migraine the ocular migraine symptoms are more or less common among all the different types. Furthermore, if a person is not experiencing a headache it becomes harder to know whether or not they are suffering from ocular migraine.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Living With Ocular Migraine

Managing ocular migraine involves avoidance of those factors that might precipitate an attack and in addition it may be necessary to undergo pharmacologic or even prophylactic treatment. When the attack is more acute it is necessary to take rest in a darkened and quiet room till such time as the symptoms subside.

The exact causes of ocular migraine are not known though some factors that might precipitate an onset of the disease include stress, alcohol, premenstrual changes as well as hunger and even use of oral contraceptives. In addition, certain kinds of foods can cause the problem including red wines, aged cheese, chocolates, chicken liver, milk and any meat that has been preserved in nitrate.

Part of the reason why people might develop an ocular migraine condition includes the fact that the blood vessels in the head might be involved. Furthermore, the problem usually begins in the early hours of the morning and even at other times in the day and the pain experienced will be intense as well as gripping and will affect one part of the head after which the pain can spread to the other side of the head.

Ocular migraine stroke is a condition that seems to affect people that have not as yet reached the age of forty and it also is a condition that affects those people that have suffered from hardening of arteries and who may be suffering from epilepsy and lupus. In case, the condition causes temporary impairment of vision it is best to have a doctor diagnose your condition to see whether there is another underlying condition that is at the root of your ocular migraine condition.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

What Is Migraine Ocular

Migraine ocular is a kind of migraine that affects the eyes and it is also a condition that may or may not be accompanied with headache. Further, this is a problem that can affect one eye at a given point of time and which results in distortion of images and more particularly the distortion begins in the center of the image and it can then become worse – leading perhaps to temporary loss of sight.

Warning Signs Of Migraine Ocular
Physicians can interpret ocular migraine in different ways while the patient will notice that they start to experience warning signs (visual) which may or may not be accompanied by headaches. As a person ages chances of their experiencing ocular migraines grow and the whole experience can also actually turn out to be quite terrifying.

Ocular migraine symptoms vary from individual to individual and often these symptoms include seeing lines or patterns that zigzag especially at the periphery of their vision and the condition can also be accompanied by shimmering/colored lights and there may even be loss of vision. What’s more, these symptoms might also be accompanied by severe pain and the patient might also begin to vomit or feel nauseous. The best treatment is rest.