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Ocular Migraine or TIA

I suffered partial, temporary vision loss in my left eye for about 2 minutes.

The bottom third of my view went black for about a minutes, then slowly cleared up from left to right over the next minute.

I went to the emergency room fearing the worst. After a battery of tests, the diagnosis came down to TIA (transient ischemic attack) or an ocular migraine. Because I was very low risk for TIA and there was no evidence of TIA, the doctors called it an ocular migraine.

Has anyone else experienced the same vision loss?

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Comments

  • Carl Chance
    8 years ago

    I’ve been having TIA symtoms on and off for the last 48 years. However today, I had two of them. One at 7:15 a.m. and another at 2:15p.m. I just had vision pbms with an aura, both of which discontinue within approximately 20 minutes. I get some HA but not full-blown. I usually feel weak and tired following each episode. Does anyone have these type symptoms? Thanks!

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    Hi DMBSDRUBIN

    As Amrita has said here, only a doctor can diagnose you. However you might want to educate yoursel about the stages of a Migraine attack as well as the diagnosis of Acephalgic Migraine, and Migraine with Aura. I suggest you might want to get in touch with a headache specialist and begin a discussion about these. In the meantime, there are some posts that may interest you:
    What are the stages of a Migraine attack? http://bit.ly/gq0mdy
    Migraine Phases: http://bit.ly/kRjSQ2.
    Migraine Types Overview: http://bit.ly/ke3mfJ.
    Acephalgic Migraine: http://bit.ly/kxOCLX.

  • Michelle Brimtown
    8 years ago

    I had the same thing happen to me, twice now. Both times were in the lower right eye, aprox. 1/3 vision completely blacked out. I didn’t go to the ER but mentioned it to my Dr and she said that it was most likely ocular migraine. Did you already have migraines diagnosed before the ocular migraine?

  • Michelle Brimtown
    8 years ago

    There are so many different types of migraine, crazy isn’t it?

  • Karen Brown
    8 years ago

    Migraines are no fun and I’ve never heard of Ocular Migraine. Praying for you.

  • Amrita Bhowmick
    8 years ago

    Hi DMBSDRUBIN, Thank you for sharing your story at Migraine.com! Only a physician can provide you with a diagnosis (after a thorough examination), however changes in vision can be common migraine symptoms for some people. You can read more about these symptoms here: http://migraine.com/migraine-symptoms/vision-changes/.

  • Amrita Bhowmick, MPH moderator
    8 years ago

    Hi DMBSDRUBIN, Thank you for sharing your story at Migraine.com! Only a physician can provide you with a diagnosis (after a thorough examination), however changes in vision can be common migraine symptoms for some people. You can read more about these symptoms here: http://migraine.com/migraine-symptoms/vision-changes/.

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