Eye Aura

by George
(St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

This is a basic image showing what i would be seeing when i have an eye aura. if in fact that is what it is.

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Jan 13, 2014
eye aura NEW
by: Carol

First thing I thought was stroke. Thank you all for this info, pretty scary the first time!

Jun 03, 2013
great relief NEW
by: sj

i had an episode today 1st time. i saw exactly what you have in your photo. mine came with an extreme headache & a little dizzy. i had no idea what it was. i am happy to know i am not having a stroke.

Mar 05, 2012
It was such a relief NEW
by: Mark A.

it was such a relief when I discovered how common it is. These images are just what I see as well. Unfortunately, my daughter also is afflicted...and her headache leads to vomiting...I got off lucky I guess...I lay down for a couple hours and I'm almost good to go...I get a dull headache afterward.

Feb 11, 2012
aura NEW
by: Anonymous

this looks like mine by it flashes and moves very colorful but freaky

May 03, 2010
Very similar to what I see
by: Antonx2

What I find triggers an attack are:
1 Going outside on a cool morning (ie after having a shower) with wet hair, then later that morning I could easily have an attack

2 Early in the morning if a very bright light strikes my eye, (ie a bright flash of reflected sunlight off a window or passing car in a normally dim lit situation)

3 Often if I eat certain types of cheese, oddly enough, the next day I will have an attack.

If I take an aspirin as soon as I first notice any symptom of an oncoming attack, I find the attack is shorter and less severe, if it doesn't go away almost immediately. An attack often starts with a small blurring in the center of my vision, combined with a very slight feeling of nausea.

Mar 31, 2010
This is it!
by: Steve W

What a relief. This is exactly what I see about halfway through. The episode lasts about 30-40 minutes, starting with a little disturbance feeling then a spot in the center of my vision. The spot expands into a crescent of kaleidoscopic distortion on one side or the other, then gradually clears out the side. I have no other symptoms at the time unless the aura itself makes me anxious. The best self diagnosis I have found is "migraine aura without headache" - see http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/silent-migraine.html. I get one every 3-6 months but have gone 2-3 years without one. Rarely I have had 2 or 3 episodes in one month.

Oct 23, 2009
Looks familiar!
by: James

Sure enough, that looks like how a lot of people describe and draw their visual migraine aura. Well done.

Oct 21, 2009
by: Anonymous

beautiful image although I know it is annoying.You realy captured it

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