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Do you suffer from ocular migraines?

What is an ocular migraine? An ocular migraine is a condition which can affect a person with temporary vision loss or even temporary blindness in one eye. It can come in the form of a migraine with an aura (warning of an impending migraine), a painless ocular migraine (flashing or shimmering lights), and a retinal migraine (rarest form of migraine and generally affects one eye).

Symptoms of ocular migraines can include a small blind spot that affects your central vision in one eye with spots able to grow in size.

Causes of such migraines can be put down to family history, certain foods, such as aged cheeses, caffeine-based drinks, red wine, smoked meats, chocolates, cigarette smoke, MSG, and artificial sweeteners.

Treatment and prevention with the aim of reducing the frequency of migraines can come in the form of eating healthier, avoiding triggers such as bright lights, getting adequate sleep, and exercise such as yoga and Pilates. We also believe that reducing exposure to blue light from your devices can assist with this.

It is important that you seek medical help should you suffer from migraines.

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