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Migraine Headache (cont.)

Migraine Pictures

Example of a visual migraine aura as described by a person who experiences migraines. 
This patient reported that these visual auras preceded her headache by 20 to 30 minutes.
Example of a visual migraine aura as described by a person who experiences migraines. This patient reported that these visual auras preceded her headache by 20 to 30 minutes. Click to view larger image.

Example of a central scotoma as described by a person who experiences migraines. Note the visual loss in the center of vision.
Example of a central scotoma as described by a person who experiences migraines. Note the visual loss in the center of vision. Click to view larger image.

Another example of a central scotoma as described by a person who experiences migraine headaches.
Another example of a central scotoma as described by a person who experiences migraine headaches. Click to view larger image.

Example of visual changes during migraine. Multiple spotty scotomata as described by a person who experiences migraines.
Example of visual changes during migraine. Multiple spotty scotomata as described by a person who experiences migraines. Click to view larger image.

Frank visual field loss can occur with migraine. This example shows loss of the entire right visual field as described by a person who experiences migraines.
Frank visual field loss can occur with migraine. This example shows loss of the entire right visual field as described by a person who experiences migraines. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REFERENCES:

Chawla, Jasvinder, et al. "Migraine Headache Treatment & Management." Medscape. 25 May 2011.

National Headache Foundation. "Migraine." 2012.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/16/2015

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