Migraine is a complex disease with myriad possible symptoms, including auditory hallucinations. Some of these symptoms can be frightening; at the least, they’re frustrating.
Monocular blindness, when a symptom of Migraine, is temporary blindness in one eye only.
It’s noted in the International Classification of Headache Disorders, Third Edition (ICHD-3):
“Retinal migraine is an extremely rare cause of transient monocular visual loss. Cases of permanent monocular visual loss associated with migraine have been described. Appropriate investigations are required to exclude other causes of transient monocular blindness.”
Monocular blindness can be a terrifying Migraine aura symptom. When it occurs for the first time, it’s essential to seek medical care to get confirmation that it’s attributable to Migraine.
Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society. “The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition.” Cephalalgia. 2013;33(9):629-808.
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Reviewed by David Watson, MD.
© Teri Robert, 2017.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate in the area of migraine and other headache disorders, and has been writing for the HealthCentral migraine site since 2007. She is a co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association. She received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award for “ongoing patient education, support, and advocacy,” in 2004 and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society in 2013. You can find links to Teri’s work on her web site and blog and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.
Author of “Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches”