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An optical migraine is medically known as an "ocular migraine," a headache that causes temporary blindness or vision loss, along with or following a migraine headache. These episodes are also called retinal, ophthalmic, ... More »

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As of 2015, the definite cause of optical migraines remains unknown, states Healthline. However, patients with a family history of migraine headaches are more susceptible to developing optical migraines. More »

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Ocular migraines are very rare and caused by tightening of the blood vessels that supply blood flow to the eye, according to WebMD. Ocular migraines can cause temporary blindness or visual distortion in one eye, typicall... More »

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