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Old 03-04-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Question Persistant migraine aura and floaters

Does anyone know if there is any relationship between ocular migraine auras, (persistant or otherwise), and the occurance of floaters?

I have persistant migraine aura and I've developed some new floaters at the same time. (I've been to a lot of doctors and they say there's nothing wrong with my eyes or brain)

I'm wondering if the process that goes on during the ocular migraine could possibly influence the creation of additional floaters in my vision? Or is that not possible and just a freak coincidence?

Thank for your help!

 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:03 AM   #2
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

The activity that causes an aura should not produce floaters; however, it can produce the perception of floaters. So, in the case of a persistent aura it would be difficult to tell if the floaters were real or perceived.

Although ocular migraine and migraine with aura are very similar experiences, one key difference is the source of the vision disturbances. In migraine with aura, the occipital cortex of the brain is the source of vision disturbances. In ocular migraine, it is the retinal blood vessels inside the eye. An individual experiencing the aura of ocular migraine could cover or close one of the eyes and stop the symptoms. Not so for an individual experiencing traditional aura. The source of the problem is the brain, not the eyes.

For some reason, [says Dr. Mays], auras that occur without a subsequent migraine often get labeled—by patients and physicians—as ocular migraines. She speculates that it’s a combination of a lack of knowledge about migraines and the notion that if there are visual problems but no migraine, it must be an "eye," or ocular, problem.

 
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:46 PM   #3
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

I am suffering from ocular migraine frequently
I do not get a headache
It starts with a white blind spot sometimes ,other times it starts with a shiny hairlike line that gets bigger ,and bigger, turns to colour ,moves across my vision within 30 minutes, sometimes affecting both eyes other times only one eye is affected
I got really scared of this blindness and went and had a brain scan and neck xray both came back clear.can you please tell me about your symptoms as i really could do with some reassurance that i am not alone with this condition,the worst part is i suffer from panic attackes and agoraphobia and i get so scared with these attackes and i am to frightened to venture out
I also have sensitive eyes , even reflections in anothers eyes can make me squint
i am low in iron and the doctor thinks that is what is causing this eye problem
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:50 PM   #4
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

Hi Star Light221
My 'auras' are a bit different from most people's descriptions. I don't get zig zag lines but I get flashes of colored light that fade slowly over minutes but sometimes for me they last hours or days. I also have blind spots. I've had a lot of vision and brain tests and the doctors think it may some kind of migraine variant or vascular issue, as there was no evidence of any eye problems.

My flashing spots go on all day every day for me for the last couple years. My GP wants me to have some blood tests to see if there are any abnormalities there. I'm still trying to figure it out.

 
Old 03-07-2009, 06:21 AM   #5
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

Kabees: I once had the address of a website that reported a study of persistent aura sufferers and which meds worked best. The address changed and it was gone; however, you might have some luck if you type "aura status" into a search engine. In this case, "status" is a Latin adjective, not a noun.

 
Old 03-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

Do you also suffer from light sensitivity, pain behind the eyes or a feeling of bulging eyes that hurt to touch?
I get the coloured c or half circle that is bright,glasslike and very blinding after the zigsag lines or white blind spot
How long do they last mostly with you? Can this happen on a daily basis and do you notice if it happens at a particular time of day?
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:27 AM   #7
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

same with me, constant visual disturbances with eye pain and ringing in both ears. i do believe there is a correlation with floaters because the same happened with me. they are not preceived i know what a floater looks like and they are always the same. more come daily. its weird how it happened all at once then never stopped. also very sensitive to sound and only particular frequency's, and sometimes light gives me nausea. rarely get pain besides in my eye which also seems to get the feeling like somethings in it when nothings there. more research needs to be done with more specialization until this can properly get healed. to bad were not 1000 years into the future lol.

 
Old 05-10-2012, 04:34 AM   #8
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Re: Persistant migraine aura and floaters

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Originally Posted by Kabees View Post
Hi Star Light221
My 'auras' are a bit different from most people's descriptions. I don't get zig zag lines but I get flashes of colored light that fade slowly over minutes but sometimes for me they last hours or days. I also have blind spots. I've had a lot of vision and brain tests and the doctors think it may some kind of migraine variant or vascular issue, as there was no evidence of any eye problems.

My flashing spots go on all day every day for me for the last couple years. My GP wants me to have some blood tests to see if there are any abnormalities there. I'm still trying to figure it out.
This is my first time ever posting on any site and I am unsure if this thread is still active. I am 22 and since I was 10/11 I have had flashing spots in my vision that have NEVER stopped or went away for even a second! I get dizzy and feel like my head is buzzing. I do not get any headaches. I have never had a diagnosis as my GP has not got a clue what I am on about. I went to see an eye specialist and she told me I have no eye problems either. Have you had a recent diagnosis on this problem.

 
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