Eye migraines: these are the symptoms and how you might be able to reduce them

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Eye migraines are also known as ‘migraines without headaches’

This type of migraine is not very well known, even though quite a few people suffer from it on a regular basis. An eye migraine (or ocular migraine) attack usually lasts between five and 30 minutes. Different kind of symptoms relating to the eye can occur, but there’s no headache. These symptoms could be seeing flashing lights or black spots in part of your vision.

Eye migraines aren’t dangerous, but they can be very aggravating.

What is an eye migraine?

People who experience this type of migraine for the first time might get a little frightened at first. That’s because it might seem as if something really bad is happening to you and you can’t or can barely see for a while. An eye migraine is thought to be caused by reduced blood flow or spasms of blood vessels in the retina or behind the eye. Permanent loss of vision almost never happens.


Eye migraines can occur in both adults and children/teenagers but it’s more common in women than it is in men. An attack is usually of a temporary nature and doesn’t have any serious consequences for your vision. The migraine usually doesn’t last any longer than 30 minutes. It simply disappears again.

Want to know about the symptoms of an eye migraine? Keep reading on the next page!

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