Have you ever heard of migraines with temporary blindness occurring in both eyes followed by headache? And if so, would this be considered migraine with aura or a retinal migraine? Chris.
Binocular (in both eyes) blindness in Migraine is rare. It occurs more frequently in women than men and mostly in people who have a history of Migraine with aura. Whether it would be classified as Migraine with aura or retinal Migraine isn't clearly defined since it's so rare.
If you haven't seen your doctor about this, please do. Since binocular blindness with a Migraine is so rare, other possible causes such as TIA and retinal detachment should be ruled out.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Full Question: My daughter constantly gets headaches near her eyes. She has has her eyes tested but they seem fine. She gets these headaches at anytime of the day and at any time of the month. Taking headache tablets do little to help. Any suggestions? Thanks, Pauline. Answer: Dear Pauline; Have you had your daughter to her doctor about these headaches yet? If he has no answers, move on to a neurologist at least, a headache specialist at best. In the meantime, if she's taking "headache tablets" more than a couple of days a week, it would be a good idea to cut back on or discontinue those as they may be exacerbating her problem by causing medication overuse headaches, aka rebound headaches. See Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists .
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