Medical Definition of Migraine, ocular

Migraine, ocular: A migraine involving the eyes that results in distortion of visual images, accompanied or followed by headache. An ocular migraine usually affects only one eye at a time. Image distortion generally begins in the center of the image and then moves to one side. Images 'gray out' or look wavy, and sight may be lost temporarily. Also known as retinal migraine.

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