Ocular Migraine vs. Migraine

Understanding Ocular Migraine vs. Migraine

color migraine, eye, eyelashes-7803076.jpg

Migraine vs. Ocular Migraine: Key Differences

Migraine and ocular migraine are both neurological conditions that can significantly impact daily life. Understanding the differences between them is essential for proper diagnosis and management.

Symptoms: Migraines typically involve severe headaches, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. On the other hand, ocular migraines manifest with visual disturbances, such as shimmering or zigzagging lights, blind spots, or temporary vision loss, often affecting one eye.

Duration: Migraines can last for several hours to days, causing debilitating pain and discomfort. In contrast, ocular migraines are shorter in duration, usually lasting up to an hour. However, they can still disrupt normal activities and cause distress.

Pain Location: While migraine pain usually affects the entire head, including the temples, forehead, and back of the head, ocular migraines may only cause discomfort around the eyes. Some individuals may experience pain behind the affected eye during an ocular migraine episode.

Seeking Professional Guidance

If you experience symptoms of either type of migraine, it’s crucial to seek professional evaluation. Our team at Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross are here to provide expert care and guidance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and ensure your vision health!

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax


Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

Scroll to Top