How Come My Eyes Feel Out Of Focus After I Have Aura Migraine Attacks?


Asked by jonny1990

How Come My Eyes Feel Out Of Focus After I Have Aura Migraine Attacks?

How can they become normal.

I used to get a aura attack then a couple of days later my eyes would be fine, it's at the point now where they do not seem to be getting better, ive had a CT scan and seen a eye specailist, who looked behind my eye, and said everything looked normal. My eyes cannot focus properly and terrible to light! hope i can get some help, 21 year old male.


Hi jonny1990,

I'm not sure I understand your question, so please help me out, ok? You have Migraine with aura and THEN you have trouble with your eye being out of focus? Or do you mean your eyes are out of focus when you have aura? Aura can be different for each person and as you will see below there are acutally four phases to a Migraine attack.

Maybe this will help, and if not, please let me know - Migraine is a genetic neurologic disease currently thought to be caused by overactive neurons in our brains and genetics. A Migraine attack can have four phases to it (but not everyone gets each phase) and the first phase is called prodrome. This can happen anywhere from 2 to 48 before a Migraine and some of the symtpoms include but are not limited to: excessive yawning, fatigue, mood changes and even stomach issues. The second phase called aura and has symptoms like flashing lights, squiggly lines, impaired vision, blurry vision and even partial vision loss. Other people during aura may be sensitive to sounds, smells and touch are confused and dizzy. The third phase is the headache phase can be the most painful causing head pain, nausea, vomiting and more. The last phase or postdrome can last anywhere from 24-48 hours and leave one feeling "hung over" or exhausted, moody and for some even euphoric. You can read more complete information on the four phases in Anatomy of a Migraine.

Let me know if this helps, if not I'll try again!


Answered by Nancy Harris Bonk