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Hello, i dont know about my condition if its Ocular Migraine

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Hello, i dont know about my condition if its Ocular Migraine or something else. i get this blur
in my vision which then forms this zig zag around my vision only in one eye exactly like the ocular migraine and then i get this head ache which lasts for a few hours. while i have this bout i am not able to ready alphabets very clearly and some of the alphabets are not visible to me. i got this a long time ago but of late i have been getting it very frequently. iam touching 40 and my friends say that i might be having pressure. can anyone please advise what this might be and what might be the remedy. thanks again
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 2 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

Do you get these symptoms in one eye or both eyes?

Customer:

Hi Doctor,

Customer:

Just one eye

Customer:

quite frankly sometimes both

Dr. James :

when was your last eye exam?

Customer:

sorry

Customer:

about a year ago

Customer:

they said my eyes were perfect but still gave me glasses to wear for protection just in case because i sit in front of the

Customer:

computer for long periods.

Dr. James :

when you get these symptoms, how long do they last?

Customer:

the zig zag in my vision lasts for about half an hour but the head aches last for hours

Dr. James :

from your description, it appears to be ocular migraines.

Customer:

for example at the moment i had this issue about half an hour

Dr. James :

with the headache, then even a classic migraine.

Customer:

and now the head ache is on for a long time now

Customer:

how do you mean

Customer:

sorry can you please break it up

Dr. James :

I would recommend you get a repeat eye exam to ensure that there are not problems with your eyes.

Customer:

ok what other preventive measures can i take

Customer:

or do

Customer:

to avoid this

Dr. James :

are you on any migraine treatment?

Customer:

non what so ever

Dr. James :

to start, you may consider over the counter pain medicines.

Dr. James :

you should see your primary physician with regards XXXXX XXXXX prescription migraine treatments.

Customer:

what would this result in if not treated propely

Customer:

properly

Dr. James :

debilitating headaches.

Dr. James :

headaches can be symptoms of other problems, so it is important to see your physician to check of those.

Customer:

many thanks Dr. James, will do as told right away

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