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Full Question: I just wanted to know if migraines can cause blind spots to enlargen, and cause gradual blindness.
The reason I ask Is because I find my blind spots getting bigger, and I really have not looked into this matter till now.
When I have had my chronic cluster migraines it took up to 2 and a half days before full vision came back. Can you please help? Carmen
Your question doesn't make your background very clear. What kind of blind spots are you talking about? Permanent blind spots in your field of vision?
During a Migraine, the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) is increased. Over time, repeated Migraine attacks can, in some patients, damage the optic nerve, resulting in glaucoma. There is a form of glaucoma called low-tension glaucoma in which the optic nerve is damaged even though the intraocular pressure is usually within "normal" limits. Some glaucoma experts theorize that this form of glau...
Alternative Names Leukocoria Home Care If you see a white pupil, make an appointment with your health care provider right away. Pediatricians routinely screen for a white pupil in children. If a child develops a white pupil or cloudy cornea, immediate attention is needed, preferably from an ophthalmologist. Call your health care provider if Contact your health care provider if you notice any color changes in the pupil or cornea of the eye. What to expect at your health care provider's office The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions, such as: When did you first notice this problem? Are both eyes affected? Is there any change in the vision, including a decrease in vision, blurred vision , or other vision problems? What other symptoms do you have? Is there a family history of disease such as congenital cataracts or retinoblastoma? Are the eyes crossing? Have you had any recent eye surgery? The physical examination will include a detailed eye examination. The following tests...
ICP; Intracranial pressure - increased; Intracranial hypertension; Acute increased intracranial pressure; Sudden increased intracranial pressure
Bulging of the soft spot on top of the head (bulging fontanelle)
Older children and adults:
Signs and tests
A health care provider will usually make this diagnosis at the patient's bedside in an emergency room or hospital. Primary care doctors may sometimes spot early symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache, seizures, or neurological problems.
An MRI or CT scan of the head can often determine the cause and confirm the diagnosis.
Intracranial pressure may be measured during a spinal tap (lumbar pu...
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