Ophthalmic migraines, also known as acephalic migraines, are quite common and often painless. The term “migraine” often brings to mind a severe type of headache; however with ophthalmic migraines, patients experience visual disturbances without the painful headache.
The process is thought to be related to changes in blood flow in the brain and optic nerve. Ophthalmic migraines can be produced by the body’s neurological responses to certain triggers. Some common triggers include hormonal changes, chemcials in foods such as chocolate, peppermint or cheese, or irregular sleep patterns.
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