What Should You Take for an Eye Migraine?


For people who suffer from eye migraines, doctors may recommend they take aspirin, drugs used to treat epilepsy, tricyclic antidepressants and beta-blockers. Medically known as ocular migraines, they are also referred to as retinal, ophthalmic or monocular migraines, notes WebMD.

Eye migraines are characterized by the loss of vision or blindness that occurs during or following a migraine headache. Symptoms may include flashing lights, blind spots in the field of vision, blindness in one eye, nausea, vomiting, and heightened sensitivity to light or sound. While the specific causes of eye migraines are unknown as of 2015, it is believed that the condition is related to spasms in the blood vessels or changes in the nerve cells in the retina, explains WebMD.