If you’re male and over 40, then this is the good news. Most ocular migraines are experienced by women, and those under 40 more than those over 40.
If you have any family history of migraines, this is another risk factor. But overall if none of the above applies, the prognosis is good.
• Flashing, sharp glare or other glistening lights throughout your field of vision.
• a kind-of blind spot. This may start in the centre of the vision, or come in from the edge; it expands either way until the eye’s vision is misted or grayed out.
• Lines of light, potentially jagged, changing shape and moving in vision, from the edge to the centre although they can be differeing.
Pain of ocular migraines may be associated with a sharp, stabbing kind of sensation in the migrained eye.
in which a writer asks :
“It starts with a small blob, which gradually expands into an arc of flashing zigzags for about 15 minutes. My doctor has never heard of them. I’d like to know what triggers them. “